Thursday, 27 January 2011

Brocklesby Stakes Stars

Clive Brittain
The new Flat racing season starts a little later this year on the 2nd April - Doncaster's William Hill Lincoln Day Meeting

For many the emphasis will be the mile handicap, while HCE will focus on the Brocklesby Conditions Stakes, which heralds the start of the two-year-old season. To celebrate the forthcoming Flat season, we will highlight a number of talented two-year-olds which have not only won the Brocklesby but gone on to mark themselves as truly talented individuals.

World Premier

Trainer Clive Brittain
Owner Mrs C E Brittain

Sire: Shareef Dancer (USA) (9.9f) Dam: Abuzz Dam's sire: Absalom (7.2f)

Third foal, half-brother to Agoer, placed over 6f at two years last season; dam useful multiple winning 5f juvenile, and a winner over 7f at three years.

On the 23rd March 1995, World Premier, a bay colt, trained by Clive Brittain and ridden by Mark Rimmer won the Brocklesby Conditions Stakes at 9/4F by a head, just holding Bill Turner's Johayro in a gripping finish. He had 7 races at two, taking the Chesham Stakes Listed race at Royal Ascot over 6f. Placed on all but two races, the conclusion of a productive juvenile campaign finished with a determined 6th, beaten less than 6 lengths, in the Prix Morney Piaget (Group 1) over 6f at Deauville, France.

Brittain's charge ran in Group class a number of times but always struggled to be competitive, finding classy handicaps (0-110) more suiting. As a five-year-old he won a Class B handicap worth 12K at York, but  retired just two races later when outpaced in the Wokingham on the 19th June at Royal Ascot, ridden by Frankie Dettori.  

World Premier ran 28 times in a busy career, winning 3 races in total, arguably achieving most success at two, placed on a further 9 occasions. He had total earnings of over 70,000, attaining a highest official rating of 112.