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Brigadoon Jack seals hat-trick
OWNER Col Harbrow might give his in-form sprinter Brigadoon Jack a crack at next Saturday’s Eye Liner Stakes after the five-year-old posted another dashing performance at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
After winning at the Gold Coast on May 12 and again on May 26 (by six lengths), Brigadoon Jack completed his hat-trick in emphatic fashion in today’s Contour Consulting Engineering Benchmark 80 Hcp (1400m). Although stuck with the outside gate in the 12-horse field, punters rallied behind the Bruce Hill-trained gelding and sent him to the post the dominant $2 favourite.
Apprentice Anthony Allen crossed from the awkward gate to allow Brigadoon Jack to take up the running and they were never headed, the favourite going to the line a 1-1/4 length winner over Topping ($15) with 3-1/2 lengths to In A Bind ($16) in third.
“He’s flying at the moment and he just loves this Gold Coast track,’’ said Harbrow. “He’s had six starts here now for five wins and was an unlucky second at his one defeat.
“We’ll probably nominate him for next Saturday’s Eye Liner at Ipswich and see if he makes the field. If not, then we’ve got our eye on another Benchmark 85 race over 1200m back here at the Gold Coast later in July.’’
Brigadoon Jack’s win sealed a double for the Hill stable, successful in the opening race with runaway Maiden winner Warlady.
Today’s double lifts Hill into outright third spot in the Gold Coast trainers’ premiership with 15 winners behind Helen Page (22 wins) and John Morrisey (21 wins).
Story: Neil Archer
Photo: Trackside Photography Pty Ltd