Stakes-placed four year-old Battle Brewing is enjoying being kept to the sprint distances this preparation and posted his second win from his past three starts at Morphettville on Saturday.
Prepared by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, the Medaglia D’Oro (USA) gelding was favourite for the Benchmark 75 event over 1200 metres and scored a tenacious head win.
It was his third win from 20 starts and takes his prizemoney in excess of $170,000.
A homebred for Harry Perks that was retained to race in partnership, Battle Brewing was raised at Mill Park and is a half-brother to Group I winner Go Indy Go and Group III winner Essay Raider being from terrific producer Elegant Eagle, a sister to the dam of Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed.
Elegant Eagle has a yearling filly by Go Indy Go’s sire Bernardini (USA), but no foal this spring having missed last year.