Brazen’s win very pretty
Trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy celebrated a winning double at Bendigo when Pretty Brazen thrashed her rivals in the Fliedners Racing Class One Handicap (1300m).
After winning the opening event with Royalty, the father and son saw Pretty Brazen show a brilliant turn of foot over the final 200 metres to score easily.
The filly, the $2.40 favourite scored by 4-1/4 lengths from My Bluewings ($7.50) with Secret Way ($41), a half-length away third.
After settling a little worse than midfield, Currie brought Pretty Brazen between runners in the home straight and she exploded over the final 200 metres.
After two runs in tough company in Sydney, the filly appreciated the return to class one company at Bendigo.
Stable representative Darren McLeod said Pretty Brazen was a quality filly.
“She was scheduled to run in the Golden Rose on Saturday but doesn’t like the Sydney way of going,” McLeod said.
“We brought her back here and wasn’t surprised to see her win so easily.
“She was very explosive, and it was a great ride by Luke.
“It was exactly what Tony asked Luke to do, settle back in mid field then let her rip and she’s done it beautifully.
“It is good to see her back on track., she has elite ability and I’m sure Tony and Calvin will place her to advantage.”
Luke Currie, who rode three winners at the meeting, also had high praise.
“She’s pretty good,” Currie said.
“Things didn’t go right in Sydney so come back here and get her confidence up.
“I thought she could win from wherever she was in the run.
“Tony was quite keen to ride her a bit quieter and ideally she is better chasing and showed it today with one in her sights.
“I was impressed with the way she flattened out today and sprint past them.
“In the past, when she was learning, she would have got to the front and got lost.
“She couldn’t have been much more impressive today and eventually I’m sure she can be a stakeswinner.”