HE HAS taken his time to mature, but Brohart is certainly rewarding Lars Ahlfors for his patience.
Bred, owned and trained by Ahlfors, Brohart is racing in sensational form with three wins from his last four starts.
As great as that sounds, the son of Santanna Blue Chip only registered seven victories from his previous 61 outings!
Thrilled Brohart is fulfilling his potential, Ahlfors is quietly confident the five-year-old can complete a hat-trick at Globe Derby on Saturday night.
To be driven by Ken Rogers, Brohart has drawn awkwardly in barrier five.
“He’s going great, but this weekend will be his biggest test,” Ahlfors said. “His draw isn’t great and he has higher class runners drawn inside him with claims.
“It’s a pretty even field and he’ll need a bit of luck from five, but he is versatile and has shown a bit of bottom.
“Ken does an excellent job and I’ve got the greatest confidence in him as there is a great understanding between him and the horse.”
With no set plans in mind for the gelding, Ahlfors will continue to select suitable race as Brohart works through the grades.
“His wins have been good up to this stage and suggest he can keep going through the grades,” Ahlfors said. “It’s taken a while for the penny to drop with him and he’s now just starting to learn to race.
“I remember one night earlier in his career two others galloped, he didn’t, but decided to stop and watch instead of racing!
“I do think he will be suited to open class as the harder they go the better he likes it.
“I couldn’t be happier with his current form but can’t take all the credit. My partner Vena does a lot of the background work and John Berry is great help around the place.”