Brigadoon Jack aiming for four straight

Feb 22, 2011

Owner Colin Harbrow doesn’t have any misplaced grandeur about the ability of Brigadoon Jack.
“I’m a bit surprised how well he is going,” Harbrow said.
“Firstly I just want to say how happy I am with Bruce and the stable.
“He is a good all round bloke who has got a great team with Paul Hammersley, Shelley and Forrest among others, I like how the whole thing works.
“I actually enjoy being in the stable, some trainers are capable but not all provide enjoyment.
“Bruce in his own dry way makes it fun and he has obviously got the key to Brigadoon Jack.
“I don’t think Brigadoon Jack is any superstar, just a hard working tradesman-like horse but he doesn’t make mistakes.
“He, like his trainer, is a professional and he is probably beating horses that should be beating him.
“Brigadoon Jack is great value to a punter because he is so honest.”
On Saturday the Falvelon-Little Nova four-year-old made it five wins from 13 starts when defeating Bullet Proof and Primed at Doomben (1200m R0MW).
After being settled behind the leader, jockey Larry Cassidy raced him to the lead at the top of the straight and “Jack” proved too smart.
“He has a high cruising speed and can do it at both ends and he is tough. He won two races in four days and reproduced again on Saturday," Harbrow said.
“I’ve had two others horses who have won three in a row, namely Consiton’s Warrior and Devil but never one that had won four."
All going to plan Brigadoon Jack will get a chance to make it four straight at Eagle Farm in a Class 6 1200m on Saturday.

"Not many horses win four, I am hoping for the best but plan for the worst," Harbrow said.

Harbrow has now won 103 races as an owner.

Many of his horses have had Brigadoon in their names after the property he owns - it is the place he raises, nurtures and pre-trains horses.

Little Nova is out of Novajinsky, a flying machine, who won the Ballina Bracelet.
“I paid $10,000 for Little Nova at a sale and used her just as a broodmare,” Harbrow said.
"I have had bad luck with Little Nova's other foals.
"An older sister to Brigadoon Jack did a tendon when showing potential.
“An older brother could run 200m in 10.5 seconds but he had a congenital defect in his heart.
"I didn’t breed from her this season and am kicking myself a little because of it.
“Little Nova is 12 years old so there is a possibility of a few more foals in future."
 

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Motown Lady
 

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Leapfrog
 

1 of 8
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Sermon
 

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