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Brilliant again...

Promising three-year-old Brillanconi recorded his second smart win in a row, proving too strong for his rivals in the Luxbet Best Of The Best Handicap at Seymour on Tuesday.
Having just his fourth run start for the stable, the former New South Wales trained gelding had previously bolted in at Benalla and – despite racing at the same level – was a nice price as third favourite.
 
Jumping well from barrier four, Brillanconi was an early leader for Rhys McLeod who elected to not push the big bay when others took up the pace.
 
“I thought if we kicked up for the lead he’d have to go too hard,” McLeod said, “so I elected to take the sit.”

Always travelling better than those in front of him, Brillanconi peeled out at the top of the straight, getting to the lead early and fighting on strongly when challenged over the final stages.
 
“He is racing well,” said McLeod who thinks that racing the gelding on pace is “the trick to him.”
 
“I’d say he’ll get more ground,” he added and on breeding – his dam being a daughter of stamina influence Umatilla – he should do just that.

Congratulations to owners Timothy, Bernadette and Caitlin Tobin.
 
[28 Apr 10]

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