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Brazen Moss primed for first Listed victory

By Glenn Davis

Under-rated sprinter Brazen Moss will be out to claim his first Black-Type win when the gelding runs at Doomben on Saturday.

The Tony Gollan-trained Brazen Moss will be chasing win number eight in the Listed Tattersall’s Members’ Cup (1640m).

Gollan is hopeful of a two-State double with Khalama also chasing Black-Type success in the Listed ATA/Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Gollan believes Brazen Moss deserves to add a Listed race win to his career tally of seven wins from 42 starts.

“These off-season Listed races are just right for him,” Gollan said.

“He’s up in the weights now with 58.5 kilos and he’s probably paying for his consistency.”

Brazen Moss drew barrier six in the field of 10 runners and will again be ridden by Jim Byrne who was successful on the six-year-old at Doomben two weeks ago.

“He’s enjoying running over 1600 metres and the ground should be just perfect for him,” Gollan said.

“Barrier six in a field of 10 shouldn’t pose any problem as he’s a get back horse anyway.

“He’s had a fair bit of racing lately but he’s one of those horses who can stand up to long campaigns.”

Brazen Moss had won five times for Gollan after previously being trained in Sydney by Gerald Ryan and then Peter and Paul Snowden.

A three-quarter brother to seven-times Group One winner Buffering, Brazen Moss has returned more than $340,000 on his $75,000 yearling price.

Brazen Moss, one of ten Gollan runners at Doomben, is owned by Triple Crown syndications and entered Gollan’s stable as a midweek horse.

“He’s done a remarkable job since he came to Queensland and I’ll reassess his future after this run,” Gollan said.

“If he runs well he’ll probably be aimed for some of the second-tier races during the winter like the Glasshouse Handicap and then a few other races around a mile."

Meanwhile Gollan is more hopeful than confident of success in Melbourne with Khalama.

“Khalama is down there to get some Black-Type before she goes to the breeding barn later this year,” he said.

Khalama finished a game third at her first interstate start at Warwick Farm on February 12.

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