2014 Roman Consul Stakes Results: Brazen Beau Wins

October 4th, 2014

The Roman Consul Stakes 2014 was this afternoon taken out by Brazen Beau in a thrilling finish that saw favourite Hallowed Crown relegated to fourth place.

Brazen Beau takes out first ahead of Nostradamus and Delectation in Roman Consul Stakes at Royal Randwick

Brazen Beau secures victory in the Roman Consul Stakes with Joao Moreira on board. Image: Steve Hart.

Delectation and Klammer, relative roughies in a field with very tight odds, ran strongly in the early stages of the race. Hallowed Crown leapt from the barriers about a quarter of a length behind the remainder of the field but was quickly settled into the rail by Hugh Bowman.

Sitting closely was Time For War with Tye Angland on board, looking for a considerable part of the race like they might come through as a healthily-priced winner.

James McDonald positioned Nostradamus nicely just off the rail and looked to be in perfect position for the majority of the race.

However, Brazen Beau was not be denied and with Joao Moreira aboard it began to look like a certainty as they entered the final 400m. Hallowed Crown struggled for position on the inside barrier and had some difficulty coming around Brazen Beau.

As it was, Bowman left his run too late and Brazen Beau was able to streak away. Macdonald clicked Nostradamus up into the second gear he’s known for and together they held off a strong charge around the outside by Delectation with Blake Shinn on board.

As the punters expected, Klammer ran a strong race but simply wasn’t able to break into the results. The same could be said for Time For War, who although positioned nicely was simply outclassed on the day.

Joao Moreira has had a fantastic day so far, taking out the Dulcify Quality on board Hampton Court. Regarding Brazen Beau, Moreira said “he’s a lovely horse… Not many horses travel so nicely. When I put him under pressure on the straight he just gave me everything he’s got.”

When asked about his plans for Brazen Beau, Chris Waller indicated that the Coolmore Stud Stakes remains the likely future target, saying “that was always the plan.”

The Coolmore Stud Stakes will run on Victoria Derby Day on November 1st.

2014 Roman Consul Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 BRAZEN BEAU Chris Waller Joao Moreira 3 56.5kg $3.40
2 4 NOSTRADAMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 1.8L 4 56.5kg $5
3 5 DELECTATION Chris Waller Blake Shinn 2.3L 5 56.5kg $15
4 1 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.6L 2 56.5kg $2.80F
5 2 TIME FOR WAR Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 2.8L 6 56.5kg $6.50
6 6 KLAMMER Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 3.3L 1 56.5kg $26