Dec 31, 2017
Brave Song might have looked nonchalant but he was never going to lose on Saturday [December 30].
The promising three-year-old colt was taking on older horses and always looked in control of the #TheRaces Handicap (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
The winning margin was only a half-length but a casual Brave Song wasn’t fully tested by jockey Glyn Schofield.
“His three wins have been quite eye-catching but he still has a lot to learn,’’ Schofield said. “He didn’t put them away today but he could have if I had given him one or two (with the whip).
“I thought he won quite well but he was entitled to as he had no weight.’’
Schofield’s cautionary tone complemented his cool ride on Brave Song ($1.55 favourite) who enjoyed the run of the race before sprinting past a courageous Crafty Cop ($9.50) to win by a half-length with Flow ($6) a half-length away third.
Co-trainer Paul Snowden echoed Schofield’s thoughts when he said Brave Song could have won by a much greater margin.
“Brave Song is a bull still learning and is he is not going to put three lengths on a field,’’ Snowden said. “If you ask him to do it, he probably would.
“But he is winning, he is stepping up to the plate which is the main concern.’’
Brave Song, who scored his third win from just five starts, enjoyed a 7kg weight pull off early leader Crafty Cop, who was very game.
“I thought Glyn rode him really well,’’ Snowden said. “He bided his time on the horse and it was a pretty soft win in the end.’’
Words: News.com.au Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers
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