Brooklands Breaks Duck

Feb 21, 2018

It was a deserved victory for Brooklands at picturesque Kyneton on Wednesday, the hardy four-year-old having been in the placings at three of his first seven races without a poor run amongst them.

A slight rise in distance to the 1450m suited at Kyneton and from an inside gate the the bay was able to enjoy a good run sixth along the rails.

Edging closer nearing the turn, Brooklands turned third into the straight and despite being the smallest horse heading for home he was able to gamely take the split before getting clear late.

"He has been awfully consistent," Michael Kent said, adding that "he has done all of this in one preparation."

"We will probably give him a break now, he has been in work a long time and he likes soft ground so the winter will probably be his go."

"It looked the perfect race for him," he said with rider Beau Mertens agreeing - "the race was run to suit us and we got the perfect run through."

"The blinkers came off today and he relaxed a lot better for me."

Bred and raced by long time stable client Philip Wooldridge, Brooklands is a brother in blood to another last start winner in Seattle Park. Both are sons of Zabeel's unbeaten son Reset whilst their dams are full sisters - Brooklands being out of the stable's multiple city winner Clandon.