Exciting colt Brody’s Cause (3c Giant’s Causeway x Sweet Breanna, by Sahm) has produced some ups and downs in his brief career to date, but there is no denying his class when he gets it right as we saw when he charged to victory in the Grade I Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.
The Dale Romans trained colt powered clear to win the 1 and 1/18th mile contest by a length and three-quarters taking his overall record to three wins from six starts with prizemoney topping $1.1 million.
A Grade I winner last year at two, Brody’s Cause can mix his form, but is now right on track for the Kentucky Derby next month.
“He started off his three-year-old season really slow. To run so bad in the Tampa Bay Derby, when I thought we were leading over a winner, it was discouraging. But if you look at his first race, he ran terrible that day, and I had thought he would win. I think he’s just a horse that needed a race,” Romans said.
“We’re going into the Kentucky Derby (G1) in perfect form. He’s already won on the track, which you know is important at Churchill Downs, and the farther the better.”
A $350,000 Keeneland September purchase, Brody’s Cause runs for Albaugh Family Stable and is the first stakes-winner for stakes-placed Sweet Breanna, a daughter of Grade II winner Sweet Roberta, who was second in a Grade I Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Sweet Breanna has been a regular visitor to Ashford and has a yearling filly by Uncle Mo and is in foal to Scat Daddy.