Pullman Brown lands third success of the season
Posted on: 22nd Sep 2015
On Sunday the exciting Pullman Brown, owned by the Global Equine Syndicate, registered his third success of the season with a resounding victory in the final race at Gowran Park, the €16,000 rated race over an extended nine furlongs. Ridden by Connor King, the three-year-old son of Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown readily quickened clear of his nine rivals to score by comfortable three and half lengths, bringing the yard’s tally to 15 for 2015.
Pullman Brown has given his enthusiastic owners plenty of fun this year and will next step up in trip and grade for a tilt at the October Handicap at Naas on Sunday October 18, a €50,000 Premier Handicap over a mile and half.
Later in October Pullman Brown will be among our strong draft at the Tattersalls Horse In Training Sale. Now rated 93, the three-year-old gelding should be popular, particularly from US buyers given his brother is the highly progressive four-year-old Coach Inge, a Grade 2 winner. On his most recent appearance Coach Inge only found Liam’s Map too strong in Grade 1 company at Saratoga.
Jamesie got September off to a winning start when justifying favouritism at Navan under Colm O’Donoghue. Sporting the red and white silks of Belmullet-based Damian Lavelle, Jamesie was given a confident ride and showed a sharp turn of foot to beat Alkasser and four others in the €20,000 event. The seven-year-old son of Kodiac has been a wonderful servant and his end of season target is the Mercury Stakes, a Listed race over the minimum distance, at Dundalk next month.
Twenty-four hours later Kodiac’s Back notched his first success on the polytrack in a 1m handicap, just holding off the late burst of Pretty Famous by a diminishing head after leading off the hometurn. The winner, a bargain £16,000 purchase at Doncaster Breeze-Up in 2013, has enjoyed a productive campaign and was recording his second victory of the year, taking his career to tally to three. Dennis McGettigan’s four-year-old will return to the County Louth venue for his next race, a 1m handicap next month off a 6lbs higher mark.