By Glenn Davis
Brave Warrior will attempt to go back-to-back at Ipswich on Wednesday!
No, it’s not a flashback to the 1990s when former star galloper Brave Warrior dominated local and interstate racing winning eight races in 22 starts.
The current Brave Warrior steps out for only the fourth time in the Class 1 Handicap over 1350 metres and has a long way to go to emulate his namesake.
The son of Exceed And Excel was a $725,000 purchase by Aquis Farm at the Sydney Easter sales in 2019.
He started his career with Kacy Fogden before being moved on to Gold Coast trainer Maryann Brosnan who races him in partnership with Nicola Lloyd.
Lloyd is the wife of former champion jockey Jeff Lloyd and is the mother of Brisbane’s promising apprentices Zac and Jayden Lloyd.
Jayden Lloyd is indentured to Brosnan and has ridden Brave Warrior in all his three starts.
“He’s a former Aquis horse and is coming along well,” Brosnan said.
“Hopefully, he can race well in this again.”