Gleneagles Paddock

Gleneagles Colt Beats Smart Rivals To Gain Maiden Win

A step up in trip saw Top Brass (2c Gleneagles - California, by Azamour) produce a career best performance to win Thursday’s ten furlong maiden at Chelmsford.

Fourth over a mile last time out at Sandown, John Gosden’s charge was sent off second favourite under Robert Havlin, who rode the bay to chase the leaders. Ridden approaching the final furlong, he led 110 yards from the line and ran on to beat 2.3million guineas purchase Symbolic Power by a length, with another two lengths back to the well-bred Reams Of Love in third.

A Denford Stud homebred, Top Brass should improve over further distances, given that his dam California won a Group 3 contest over a mile and six furlongs.