Sunday Territorian : 2018-12-16

SPORT : 50 : 50


SPORT 50 SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 2018 Accession has same class as his father MATT JONES Bowman sat in the box seat from barrier two behind leader Blazing Miss before coming off it’s back and taking the lead inside the final 100m and holding off the fast finishing Strasbourg by three quarters of a length. “During the run I was supremely confident,” Bowman said. “Jay (Ford) gave me some advice after his first run at Rosehill when he was a bit keen in the middle stages but coming back to 1000m negated that. “The barrier certainly helps over these short courses but in saying that he did it well.” Bowman said he had a bright future. “He did a bit wrong but he was strong through the line. He’s a nice horse and I like him,” Bowman said. “He’s a very sensible horse and he’s a horse that wants to get on with it. He’s a real twoyear-old type and hopefully he can continue to improve.” Corey Brown rode Strasbourg from near last on the turn and he produced the run of the race to mow all but the winner down. “He ran super,” Brown said. “He jumped OK but he doesn’t show the early speed and loses the positions and when everyone settles down he has just has to get what he is given. “He got caught behind a couple of slow one right on the point of the home turn, his run was super.” Tommy Berry rode the third placegette­r Namimo. HE looks like his dad and he’s a hugely promising colt like his sire once was. Accession started to follow in his father Brazen Beau’s footsteps by winning at start two in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Randwick yesterday. Chris Waller trained Brazen Beau, winner of the Coolmore Stud Stakes and Newmarket Handicap, and his son is the splitting image of him. He was purchased for $300,000 from the Easter Inglis Sales and after running second on debut the stable knew he’d improve second-up with Hugh Bowman on board. “He’s pretty special for me and I think everyone can see that there’s a lot to come,” Waller said. “Have a look at a photo of Brazen Beau and you’ll see this horse. I didn’t get that many of them but we’ve got about half a dozen.” Waller doesn’t train too many juvenile winners preChristm­as but yesterday’s win was hugely satisfying for the champion trainer who will now look to the $2m Inglis Millennium (1200m) with Accession at Warwick Farm on February 9. “What it (pre-Christmas winner) does is it sets your team up and you can back off and feel for where you should be,” he said. “You’re racing for $500,000 at a horse’s second start so is there any better racing around the world? I don’t think so.” NTNE01Z01M­A - V1 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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