By Glenn Davis
Under-rated sprinter Brazen Moss will be given his chance to earn Black-Type for the first time following the gelding’s emphatic win at Doomben on Saturday.
Brazen Moss, ridden by Jim Byrne, recorded his seventh win of his 42-start career when he downed Glendara by three-quarters of a length in the Treasury Hotel Wedding Showcase Open Handicap (1630m).
Torgersen was the unlucky runner after copping a bump on the home turn and did well to finish third, a further short head away.
Brazen Moss has now won five times for Gollan after previously being trained in Sydney by Gerald Ryan and then Peter and Paul Snowden.
The six-year-old is a three-quarter brother to seven-times Group One winner Buffering and has returned more than $340,000 on his $75,000 yearling price.
However, he has never won at Listed level or greater.
Gollan has always felt Brazen Moss was better suited to roomier tracks like the Sunshine Coast and Eagle Farm but his latest victory was his 4th win at Doomben from a dozen starts.
Brazen Moss entered Gollan’s stable as a midweek horse and is owned by Triple Crown syndications.
“He’s done a remarkable job since he came to Queensland and he’ll run next in the (Listed) Tattersall’s Member's Cup at Doomben in a fortnight,” Gollan said.
“I’ll reassess after that run and possibly look at the winter with him.
“He can stand up to long campaigns and I thought his previous run was very good when he ran fourth in the Sunshine Coast Cup.”
Earlier another former Sydneysider Yarrapower continued Caloundra trainer Darryl Hansen’s golden run with a gutsy last stride win in the Benchmark 70 Handicap (1050m).
Yarrapower, ridden by Jeff Lloyd, got the bob in on the line to edge out Prue’s Angel by a nose with a further 2-3/4 lengths to third placegetter, Wigglesworth.
It was Yarrapower’s second win from five starts for Hansen after previously being trained at Newcastle by Kris Lees.
“He was bought at a tried horse sale by Andrew Saunders who is works for ABC radio in Mt Isa,” Hansen said.
Saunders is the son pf Lenore Saunders who owned the Hansen-trained Le Chef, winner of the 2015 Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast.
Hansen has been having a terrific run of luck in recent times with Yarrapower his fifth winner from his past nine starters.
“He’s been going nice since he came to me and I’ll just look for another suitable race for him in a couple of weeks,” Hansen said.
Racing Queensland webnews February 17