Stakes target for Beau Brummell

Stakes target for Beau Brummell10 Feb 2024

Given a lovely ride by Te Akau apprentice Niranjan Parmar, Beau Brummell (3 g Embellish – Fashion Forward, by Pentire) comfortably won the $25,000 Maiden 1600 metres on Saturday at Riccarton.

He did well off an interrupted passage when running fastest last 600m (35.1) for fourth in the Maiden 1600 metres on 18 January at Riccarton, and rated a top three chance.

Equal top apprentice, with 33 wins this season, Parmar had Beau Brumell perfectly positioned behind the pace and after getting between runners at the 250m he strode clear powerfully to win easing down by three lengths.

On Soft5 footing, in the race named Riccarton Park Function Centre, Beau Brummell ran 1600 metres in 1:38.5 and shortened in betting from an earlier fixed odds quote of $4.00 & $1.75 to pay $2.90 & $1.40 on the NZ TAB tote.

Breaking through at just his third attempt, Beau Brummell may have earned a start in the $120,000 ILT Ascot Park Hotel Southland Guineas (Listed, 1600m) next Saturday (17 Feb.) at Invercargill.

“He’s big strong horse, so we may go to the Southland Guineas if he comes through the win with flying colours,” said co-trainer Mark Walker.

“It’s a long way to go with a week turnaround, but he’s won quite easily and could measure up in a race like the Guineas.

“He’s taken a bit of time to mature, but Hunter (Durrant) and the team have got him going really well from our stables at Riccarton.

“Parmar gave him a good trip behind the leaders and now he’s strengthened he may handle the week between runs. We’ll wait and see.”

Te Akau won the Southland Guineas in 2019 with Weaponry (Declaration of War), who had been unlucky in the two lead-up races: Gore Guineas (Listed, 1335m) and Dunedin Guineas (Listed, 1500m), before being rewarded when outstaying his rivals.

Beau Brummell was bred by, and is shared in ownership with, David Ellis CNZM & Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM and Waikato Thoroughbred Racing Board Director Glenn Holmes and his wife Catherine Holmes.

Ellis purchased his sire 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.

“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.

“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.”

Very recently, Embellish has been 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 was stakes' placed four times including second to Penny Gem (Pentire) in the Captain Cook Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m). - story courtesy of Te Akau Racing.