General Beau climbed back onto the winners’ list when the son of Brazen Beau scored a determined win in the Listed Always Welcome Stakes over 1,200m at Flemington on 11 November.
A top-class juvenile, who won the Listed Blue Diamond Preview and the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude in 2021, General Beau had raced consistently over the past two years in Stakes-class.
But given a perfect steer by Jamie Kah, the now five-year-old stallion trained at Flemington by Mathew Ellerton challenged the Group-winning daughter of Astern Parisal to win by a long neck.
Out of the Lonhro mare Phosphorescence, who also has a two-year-old full-brother to General Beau, the stallion was bred and is owned by Contract Racing.
The win came just a fortnight after Bold Bastille (Brazen Beau) won the Restricted Listed Two-Year-Old Inglis Banner at Moonee Valley.
A dual G1 winner of the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the G1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington during his short racing career, Brazen Beau has now sired 279 winners of 749 races, including 25 Stakes winners of 40 Black-Type races.
Brazen Beau stands at Darley’s Northwood Park near Seymour in Victoria for a service fee of $44,000, GST inclusive.