New Stakes-Winner for Brave Smash

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 8

Japanese bred Brave Smash (Jpn) has made a fine start to his stud career and with his first Yarraman Park bred foals set to arrive this spring the Group I winning sprinter added a new stakes-winner to his tally at Belmont in Perth on Saturday when progressive gelding Brave Spirit captured the Listed WATC Raconteur Stakes (1400m).

Brave Spirit wins his first stakes race - image Perth Racing Twitter Western Racepix

Trained by Steve Wolfe and ridden by Shaun McGruddy, Brave Spirit has been super consistent this preparation working through his grades and emerged triumphant after his first crack at a Black Type race.

Brave Spirit charged to the line from back in the field to win by more than a length running away with his overall record now an impressive three wins and six placings from 10 starts with prizemoney just shy of $230,000.



Bred and retained to race by Mt Hallowell Stud after passing in at the Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Brave Spirit is the second winner from well bred Flying Spur mare Miss Shanghai, a half-sister to stakes-winner Granny Red Shoes, the dam of this season’s stakes-winning juvenile High Octane from the family of Group I winner Star Satire.

Brave Spirit is the third stakes-winner for Brave Smash joining Group II winner Kimochi, who sold for $2.2million at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale and the ill-fated Group winner Brave Mead.

Brave Smash has the excellent seasonal strike rate of 50.9% winners to runners and is priced at $33,000 this spring.

Brave Smash (Jpn), click for more info and a hypo mating.



Race Result - Raconteur Stakes LR 1400m

Belmont Park Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:25.25
Brave Spirit
- 3g Brave Smash (JPN) x Miss Shanghai (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: S J Wolfe Rdr: S Mc Gruddy 56
Brave Smash
The Boss Lady
- 3f Street Boss (USA) x Top Of The Class (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
Tnr: M L Lane Rdr: Chris Parnham 54.5
Sapphire Street
- 3f Street Boss (USA) x Necklet (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: D L Morton Rdr: S Parnham 55
- 3f Divine Prophet (AUS) x Orabelle (AUS) (Casino Prince (AUS))
Tnr: Simon Miller Rdr: B Parnham 54.5
Cool Memory
- 3g Impending (AUS) x Fo' Shizzle (AUS) (Universal Ruler (AUS))
Tnr: D T McAuliffe Rdr: Joseph Azzopardi 55
Blue Lagoon
- 3g Supido (AUS) x Chardonnay (AUS) (Pierro (AUS))
Tnr: Sue Olive Rdr: P Carbery 55
Super Smink
- 3f Super One (AUS) x Sminky Shorts (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: D L Morton Rdr: Lucy Fiore 57
My Jimmy
- 3g Jimmy Choux (NZ) x Music Theatre (AUS) (Hawk Wing (USA))
Tnr: Brian Kersley Rdr: Jade Mc Naught 56
Ancient Guidance
- 3g God Has Spoken (AUS) x Indala (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Tnr: Ryan Hill Rdr: Victoria Corver 56.5
Brave Strike
- 3f Brave Smash (JPN) x Taste Of Money (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Tnr: Simon Miller Rdr: Holly Watson 54.5
Right To Silence
- 3f Universal Ruler (AUS) x Enshrined (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Tnr: C G Willis Rdr: Madi Derrick 53
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