BIG Brown sired two winners in two states in the space of just four days this week to bring his first crop tally to twelve.
The promising 3yo Frank Heavens landed a significant plunge ($5 into $3.20) when sailing past his rivals to win the SAJC Melbourne Cup Live at Morphettville (1550m) by a comfortable 2.3-lens margin.
It was the first start past 1250m for the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas trained 3YO and he shapes as a potential classic contender given that he is out of a mare by Arc winner, Carnegie.
The Kentucky Derby/Preakness winenrs’ double started off on Sunday when the Peter Moody trained 3YO colt Silver Eagle led throughout to win the 1print Maiden Plate over 1400m by nearly 2-lens.
Silver Eagle is a well-related colt from a Royal Academy daughter of Femme Amoureuse (by Danehill) who was runner-up in a Belgian St Leger.
This is the same family as triple G1 winner and one time Woodlands sire, Desert Prince.
Gai Waterhouse trained Big Brown gelding Big Clipper could soon be joining his sire’s growing list of winners based on a superlative trial win at Randwick on Sep 11.
The impeccably bred colt exuded supreme quality to take his 1050m heat with relative ease.
Big Clipper is out of Champion 2YO Filly twice Champion Female Sprinter (South Africa) Ruby Clipper who is an Australian bred daughter of Rubiton and whom has already thrown the G1 Gold Medallion winner Seventh Rock.