Brett said it didn’t get much better when a plan came to fruition, and he was basking in the glory of a successful campaign.
“We’ve never won a Capalaba Cup, it’s a massive honour to put it on the trophy list in a bumper year,” he said.
“To come down three weeks ago with Hara’s Clyde and Hammer Down with a mission to win the Capalaba Cup - and they come out and run first and third - there’s an enormous amount of satisfaction.
“Both are obviously better known for their work on the circle tracks, so it’s taken a really big effort to come out and mix it with star locals like Never Walk Alone and Made in America because they’re just gun dogs here every weekend.”
There’s no rest for the newly crowned Capalaba Cup champion, booked in to take on Queensland’s best chasers at Albion Park on Thursday.
“It doesn’t get any easier for Hara’s Clyde, we take the next step now and go and take on Oh Mickey and Stinger Noir at Albion Park now in the Young Guns,” Brett said.
“I think he’s ready though and when the big races are on you’ve got to put them in and as we saw today, get in a final and anything can happen.”
The Bob Vernon Memorial Maiden was the other feature on the card for the up-and-coming pups, and it was Selena Zammit’s Opal Prince who turned his form around to best $1.50 favourite Tough As Teak.
“He came out a little bit awkward last week from his inside draw and even though he tried to get to the crown of the track, he really had to work to get there copping a few bumps,” Mick Zammit said.
“We were very pleased with the run and gave him a hope drawn much better in box seven, but Darren Russell’s Tough As Teak ran the time of the meet last week and we knew he had to beat him out to be any chance - and we did and he found a bit of trouble.
“At Capalaba when you get to the front you can often pinch a race, he wasn’t necessarily the fastest dog in the field but got it right when it mattered.”
Zammit said the dog would kick on to Albion Park and hopefully become another staple Thursday night dog for the kennel.
“He’s got a fair bit of ability, we’re hoping he can really kick on from this and step up to the 520 metres at Albion Park,” he said.
“I don’t think he’s going to be a world beater but he’s only young and I definitely think he’ll be able to knock a few races off in town.”