Jul 20, 2015

It was a terrific end to a winning weak with BARON MANFRED and BRAHMS PROSPECTOR saluting in style at Seymour on Saturday. 

BARON MANFRED was first up after 6 months and looked in a hopeless position coming up to the bend. He was last on the rail with a wall of horses in front of him. Veteran hoop Craig Robertson didnt panic and found a passage through the field. The son of Von Costa De Hero did the rest powering home to win well. 

"We are just starting to work out his best racing pattern. We thought he was an on speed horse early in his career but he seems to be best when ridden from behind. At this stage, we will leave him at these sprinting trips and see if he can develop into a handy country level run on sprinter" explained Warren. 

It was Baron Manfred second win from 8 starts and takes his prize money to nearly $25k. His next assignment will be in a couple of weeks at Bairnsdale in a BM64 1200m.

Congratultions to his owners Gerard McMahon, Rob Henry, Chris Daly, Paul Cranage and Rupert Harrington. 


Brahms Prospector looked out best bet of the weekend and she didn't let her owners down with a gutsy win to make it a running double for the stable. The 4yo daughter of Volitant took her record to 3 wins from 10 starts with $42k in the bank. 

"Violent Snow and Brahms Prospector are great advertisements for their bargain basement father Volitant. The Volitant fillies and mares certainly seem better than his colts and gelding. The girls have plenty of attitude and have that competitive streak in them" said Warren.  

Brahms Prospector was ridden superbly by young apprentice Ben Thompson. "We have been using Ben a fair bit in the bush and he has been riding extremely well. He takes 2kg off their back and is a very studious and professional young apprentice who does plenty of form and homework on each race".

She is getting better with each run this preparation and I would love to give her a chance in a mid-week city race. if we can find a wet track at Sandown next month, she will be hard to beat" said Warren. 

Congratulations to Brahms' owners -  Brendan Murray, Damian Talbot, Greg Talbot, Jim Anastasiu, Joh Turner, Luke Godden and Steve Johnston.