Stakes victories continue to build for Brazen Beau

Zapateo scores easy win in Listed feature at Scone to secure black type and enhance sire’s record

Zapateo won her first race at Stakes level and gave former brilliant galloper Brazen Beau his 17th black-type winner when she easily won the Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes over 1,100m at the two-day Scone carnival in NSW on Saturday, 14 May.

The three-year-old filly, out of the Australian mare Jerezana, beat A Very Fine Red by just over a length with Coco Rox another half-length away in third place.

Zapateo raced in fifth spot and came widest on the track in the home straight to win in a fast 1min 3.66sec on the Soft 7 surface.

In doing so, she improved her record under Godolphin head trainer James Cummings to three wins and four placings from eight starts for $326,250 in prize money.

Jerezana was a Listed winner of the 2011 Ramornie Handicap (1,200m) at Grafton in 2011 and is also the dam of Osborne Bulls, Sedition, Mercury and the unraced Street Boss two-year-old colt Zaragoza.

Brazen Beau was a dual G1 winner on the track and has sired the winners of more than 60 races in Australia and New Zealand this season, including G1 winner On The Bubbles in New Zealand.

Three lots by the stallion sold at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney last month for an average of $230,000.

Brazen Beau stands at Darley’s Northwood Park property near Seymour in Victoria for a service fee of $44,000, including GST.