Te Akau Treble - Beau Brummell Bang

Date: 24 Apr 2024

Te Akau Treble - Beau Brummell Bang

Bet as though unbeatable, Beau Brummell (3 g Embellish – Fashion Forward, by Pentire) gave no need for concerns when winning the $17,000 3YO 1600 metres on 24 April at Timaru.

Winning two of his last three when drawing on reserves in the Rating 65 1600 metres on 23 March at Riccarton, following a notable effort for fourth in the Southland Guineas (Listed, 1600m), Beau Brummell was given time between runs by trainers Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson and recently closed the margin nicely with a solid finish when trialling on 16 April at Ashburton.

At just $1.40 when the TAB fixed odds market opened, he finally closed at $1.30 on the tote, and had no trouble justifying the support.

Able to trail from barrier two, Beau Brummell travelled effortlessly approaching the home turn and once presented at the 300m he quickened to a winning advantage for premiership leading jockey Warren Kennedy, who recorded his 27th win for the stable this season and continued a phenomenal strike rate (five wins from nine starts) on the course.

On Good4 footing, in the race sponsored by Jon Snow & Echoes Of Heaven @ Clearview Park, Beau Brummell ran 1600 metres in a comfortable 1:37.3 and last 600m 35.0 (approx.)

“He’s starting to become really consistent, winning three of his six starts, and it was another nice ride of Warren’s to give him a great trip,” Walker said.

“Like most the progeny by Embellish, he’s a horse that’s maturing with a bit of time and, obviously, being bred at the farm (Te Akau Stud) he’s had the good Dunstan Feed products in him from day one.

“We think, as he continues to strengthen, that he’ll continue to improve as a four and five-year-old.”

It was the 140th win for the premiership leading training partners, including 29 stakes' wins (20 NZ & 9 Aust.), coming at a lower strike rate (5.7) than last season when Te Akau set a record 202 domestic wins.

Beau Brummell was bred and is raced by David Ellis CNZM and Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM with Waikato Thoroughbred Racing Director Glenn Holmes and his wife Catherine Holmes.

Ellis purchased Embellish (Savabeel) as a yearling at Karaka, and the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) winner stands at Cambridge Stud, and his oldest progeny are three-year-olds.

Held in high regard as a racehorse and future stallion by Ellis, his belief has been vindicated as the stable leads way with five individual winners by the young sire.

“He’s made a great start to his stallion career with winners in New Zealand and Australia, and this bloke (Beau Brummell) joins some really nice winners we’ve had by him in the stable,” Ellis said.

“He ran a good race for fourth in Southland Guineas after only winning his Maiden the week beforehand, and he displays really good attributes.

“Talisker recorded a hat-trick of wins before finishing second in the 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) and What You Wish For, Glitzy Glory, and Plenty O’ Style, are other promising winners by Embellish that we’ve got in the stable.

“His oldest are only three-year-olds and I think he’s doing a great job at stud.”

Embellish has also been represented this season by Tasmanian Derby (Gr. 3, 2200m) winner Bold Soul, trained by Patrick Payne, who previously won the Lauceston Guineas (Gr. 3, 2100m).

Beau Brummell is from an unraced mare by high-quality sire Pentire, while second dam, Maire Claire, by multiple champion stallion O’Reilly, was a very consistent and talented grey mare, winning six times from 1300m – 1600m including the Kelt Memorial (Listed, 1400m) and was stakes' placed four times including second to Penny Gem (Pentire) in the Captain Cook Stakes (Gr. 1, 1600m).

Beau Brummell was strapped by Hollie Smith.

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