A TRACK record performance in Cobram today has Buster Brady on target for his open class Group One debut.
A revelation since crossing the Tasman, Buster Brady outclassing his rivals in the Pacing Cup, slashing half a second from Cruz Bromac’s track record set in the 2016 edition of the provincial feature.
Excited by the gelding’s performance, trainer Kima Frenning has set her sights on the Ballarat Cup.
The $110,000 event is scheduled to be conducted on January 19.
Should Buster Brady race admirably in a fortnight Frenning will than take aim at the A G Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton on February 2.
“I will see how pulls up from today, but he seems to have come through the run just fine,” Frenning said. “The Ballarat Cup is the next goal, and then if all goes well, the Hunter Cup will be after that.”
Driven to perfection by Frenning, Buster Brady was pushed through from his second row draw to find the lead soon after the start.
Despite pulling hard the son of Real Desire proved too slick as he sprinted to a seven-metre win from Brallos Pass, with Conviction a metre-and-a-half away third.
“I was very happy when I able to find the front and thought he would be hard to beat after that,” Frenning said.
“He got pulling and I was a little worried he may have left himself open to something to come at him late.
“But he is a warrior and just kept going.”
Owned by the Stokie Racing Group, the six-year-old boasts four wins and a third from six Australian starts, with his victories including the Group Two Geelong Cup.