Phantom Brew breaks trainer’s drought
14 Dec 2014Phantom Brew broke a lengthy drought for his trainer Colin Little at Flemington this afternoon.
The Goodwood Stud graduate provided him with his first winner on the track for three years.
“He (Phantom Brew) is a big, tough horse who can’t quicken," Little said.
“Glen (Boss) rode him perfectly and he’d never been on his back before.
“Bossy took it up to them and put the foot down earlier than you’d think, but he just can’t quicken so you’ve got to go when he can go.”
Phantom Brew, who has come back from a bowed tendon, has raced 26 times for six wins and as many placings with prize money just below the $A180,000 mark.
The son of Elusive City was bought by his trainer for $25,000 out of Goodwood’s Select Sale draft to Karaka in 2009.
A half-brother to four winners, he is out of the Dehere mare Pina Colada who is a half-sister to the Group Two winner and Group One placed Marconee.