He was also a runner-up in 2018 with Multifacets, who went on to win the Cairns Amateurs Cup that year.
Brilliant Mind was formerly trained in Sydney by Gary Moore before he was bought by prominent North Queensland owner, Tom Hedley.
The son of So You Think has the right pedigree to be a Country Cups contender being a half-sister to Chris Waller’s former top liners Funstar and Youngstar.
Funstar won five of his 18 starts and more than $1.1 million in prize money, including his best wins in the Group 1 Flight Stakes and Group 2 Tea Rose at Randwick in 2019.
Youngstar also earned more than $1 million in prize money with four wins from 26 starts, including the Group 1 Queensland Oaks and Group 2 The Roses at Doomben in 2018.
She also ran second in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in 2018 before failing in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups that year.
Massingham has been involved in the racing industry for most of his life after starting off as a trotting trainer in the early 1990’s.
He has emerged as one of the State’s up and coming young trainers, winning the past two trainers’ premierships in Cairns.
“I’ve won the past two premierships in Cairns after finishing second to Roy Chillemi three years ago,” Massingham said.