Beau Brummell Goes Boom

Beau Brummell Goes Boom23 Mar 2024

Winning two of his last three, Beau Brummell (3 g Embellish – Fashion Forward, by Pentire) produced a tough performance in the $40,000 Rating 65 1600 metres on Saturday at Riccarton.

A course/distance winner by nearly three lengths in the Maiden 1600 metres on 10 February, before a notable fourth in the Southland Guineas (Listed, 1600m) on 17 February at Invercargill, Beau Brummell was given time (35 days) by trainers Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson between runs and presented in top condition.

Ridden by Ashvin Goindasamy, who was aboard last time, Beau Brummell pressed forward from a wide draw (15) to lead before gaining cover through the mid-stages and drew on terrific reserves once clear to prevail in a close finish.

After working early in the race and finding as he did at the business end indicates that Beau Brummell is a young horse with a sizeable motor, and the winner of two from five starts appears to have a bright future.

In the race sponsored by Selwyn District Council TAB Southern Alps Qualifier, Beau Brummell ran 1600 metres in 1:36.7 on Good4 footing and shortened considerably in betting from $12 fixed to pay $7.00 & $2.80 on the NZ TAB tote.

“It was very good win and positive ride by Ashvin,” Walker said.

“He’s really starting to come of age, Beau Brummell, and we’ll just wait to see how he pulls up before making any further plans.

“He’s maturing nicely with age, like other three-year-olds we’ve got in the stable by Embellish, and they look like they’re going to continue improving.”

Bred by David Ellis CNZM & Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM, Beau Brummell is shared by them in ownership with Waikato Thoroughbred Racing board of directors Glenn Holmes and his wife Cathie Holmes.

Ellis purchased Embellish (Savabeel) as a yearling at Karaka, and the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) winner stands at Cambridge Stud, where his oldest progeny are three-year-olds.

Held in high regard as a racehorse and future stallion by Ellis, his belief has been vindicated as the stable leads way with six individual winners by the young sire.

“He’s made a great start to his stallion career with winners in New Zealand and Australia, and this bloke (Beau Brummell) joins some really nice winners we’ve had by him in the stable,” Ellis said.

“He ran a good race for fourth in Southland Guineas after only winning his Maiden the week beforehand, and he displayed really good attributes to win today.

“Talisker recorded a hat-trick of wins before finishing second in the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) and What You Wish For and Glitzy Glory are another couple of promising winners by Embellish that we’ve got in the stable.

“His oldest are only three-year-olds and I think he’s doing a great job at stud.”

Recently, Embellish was represented by Tasmanian Derby (Gr. 3, 2200m) winner Bold Soul, trained by Patrick Payne, who previously won the Lauceston Guineas (Gr. 3, 2100m).

Beau Brummell is from an unraced mare by high-quality sire Pentire, while second dam, Maire Claire, by multiple champion stallion O’Reilly, was a very consistent and talented grey mare, winning six times from 1300m – 1600m including the Kelt Memorial (Listed, 1400m) and stakes placed four times including second to Penny Gem (Pentire) in the Captain Cook Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m).