Multiple Group One-winning sprinter Brave Smash is set to join the Aquis Farm stallion roster when his racing days are over.
Before retirement the Darren Weir-trained sprinter will attempt to add to his Group One tally in the VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington on Saturday.
A winner of the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield in the autumn, Brave Smash is a last-start winner of the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Shane McGrath, chief executive officer of Aquis Farm, said he was delighted secure Brave Smash having joined forces with Queensland’s Glenlogan Park in the ownership of the six-year-old.
“He’s beaten the best sprinters in the land in his Group One wins and only went down a small margin when second in the Group One Newmarket Handicap,” McGrath said.
“He is such a tough, consistent horse, he’s won in Japan as a two-year-old and has consistently raced against and beaten the best horses going around in Australia.
“We are delighted to have him and look forward to him enhancing his reputation on Saturday in the VRC Sprint Classic.”
It’s been a successful week for Aquis Farm having bought into Extra Brut before his Victoria Derby success while also holding an interest in Sunlight, winner of the Coolmore Stud Stakes, last weekend.
Brave Smash tackles 13 opponents in Saturday’s sprint and is rated a $13 chance in latest betting with Redzel the $4.80 favourite.