Day At The Track

Third win for Son Of Brahma

08:00 AM 05 Feb 2018 NZDT
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Son Of Brahma winning for Blair Orange
Photo Bruce Stewart

Brett Gray has had Gotta Go Cullett gelding Son Of Brahma for fifteen months.

He was bought by the Butterworth Racing Syndicate in November 2015 after he was spotted at trials as a two year old.

Gray qualified him as a three year old and after winning two races back to back in January 2016 his form dropped away.

"He's been going a bit better this year but just needs to get the right run. He just needs to get that one crack at them. He can't do an ounce of work in the running," he said.

Son Of Brahma was bred by the late Colin Baynes and is out of the two win Village Jasper mare Brahma Girl who has also left four win gelding Royal Bengal. 

In today's R40-R49 mobile pace, driver Blair Orange settled the gelding well off the pace. With a lap to run he was third last. At the 500 metres he progressed Son Of Brahma three wide as part of the improving back runners. When the field straightened the gelding let down nicely to beat Nighmarch by two lengths.

He's now won three races in his twenty five starts and has also picked up a number of placings. It was one of three wins on the card for New Zealand's leading reinsman Blair Orange. His other wins were Majestic Lavros for Mark Jones and Ideal Breeze for Des Baynes.

Heading back to the birdcage - Photo Bruce Stewart 

Orange remains locked in battle with Dexter Dunn for the drivers premiership. Dunn drove five winners at the NZ Met meeting on Friday night and three at Geraldine yesterday. Orange still leads the premiership with 114 winners with Dunn sitting on 94. 

Meanwhile Brent Barclay and Nathan Williamson are locked in their own battle for the Southland Drivers Premiership. Barclay who last won the premiership in 2008 has a four win buffer over Williamson.

Barclay won two races at Wyndham today driving Maidonthebeach and Duke Of Wellington.

Bruce Stewart

Southland Harness Racing


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