Brave Actaeon continues winning role

Brave Actaeon continues winning role24 Jan 2024

Cambridge Stud graduate Actaeon continued his purple patch of form with further success on the Hillside course at Sandown.

The son of the late Tavistock was a gallant victor over 1600 metres for trainer Symon Wilde and now has three wins from his last four starts.

“He’s just an improving horse, he can still do a bit wrong and he did a bit of work early and was really tough late,” stable representative Ben Casanelia said.

Actaeon was caught wide on the pace from an outside gate before rider Jordan Childs let the four-year-old stride to the front.

He travelled comfortably at the head of affairs and wasn’t to be denied in the straight, digging deep under his 60kg to deny his opposition.

“He began okay and the plan was to be forward, but when I couldn’t slot in we had to push on and he got into a good rhythm,” Childs said.

“He relaxed and when the other horse headed him, he came back strongly.”

Actaeon was bred by Andrew Bryant and David Armstrong under their Andari banner and was purchased out of our 2021 Karaka draft for $30,000 by part-owner Wilde with John White Bloodstock and Pinhook Bloodstock and is a brother to the G2 Championship Stakes winner Tavidream.

Their dam is the King Of Kings mare Cinnadream, who has a yearling filly by Almanzor selling as lot 658 in New Zealand Bloodstock's Book 1 Yearling Sale.