Improving colt Good Job Bro (2c Choisir x Umoya, by Nashwan) stamped himself as an above average juvenile when ploughing through wet conditions at Warwick Farm on Saturday to win with ease.
Prepared by Kiwi trainer John Sargent, Good Job Bro had finished second at his two previous starts, the most recent behind class filly Guelph and showed the benefit of racing to post a resounding win.
Drawn the outside in a field of 11, Good Job Bro worked forward for Hugh Bowman and strode away down the running to win the 1200 metre contest by nearly three lengths.
“I’ve got Guelph as the benchmark two-year-old at the moment. This race shows how good she is,” Bowman said.
“This guy wasn’t stopping the other day and she went straight past him.”
Sargent’s foreman Andrew Carsten said the stable will weigh up their options, but hinted the world’s richest two-year-old event was on the radar.
“Maybe the Golden Slipper. There’s a fair way to go between now and then,” he said.
Good Job Bro was a $26,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase for World Wide Bloodstock from the draft of Southern Cross Breeders and has already won close to $90,000 in prizemoney.
He is the second winner for Umoya (GB), an unraced half-sister by Nashwan to Group I winner Miss Keller.