With any luck, Sylvia Thompson would be taking an unbeaten Brenlyn’s Trooper to Flemington on Saturday.
Brenlyn’s Trooper will make his Flemington debut in the William Capell Sprint (1100m) with three wins and an unlucky second at The Valley to his name from his four outings.
“He could be unbeaten because he just missed the start slightly at The Valley and he was all over the shop,” the Wodonga-based Thompson said.
Thompson said the three-year-old son of Redente has been a family project from the outset.
“He’s bred by my sister and her husband. She’s called Lyn and he’s called Brendan and that’s where Brenlyn came from and their farm’s called Brenlyn Park,” Thompson said.
“We just called him Trooper as his stable name when he arrived and it went from there.”
Brenlyn’s Trooper won at Albury at his first two runs this time in.
Thompson said a lack of suitable options in Victoria forced her to run the lightly-raced galloper on a heavy track at Albury on May 14.
Jockey Jake Duffy will continue his partnership with smart sprinter Brenlyn’s Trooper at Flemington. Picture: Racing PhotosSource:Getty Images
Brenlyn’s Trooper got the job done against vastly more experienced rivals in Benchmark 83 grade to earn a return to Melbourne.
Thompson scratched the sprinter from a race at Caulfield to save Brenlyn’s Trooper for his Flemington assignment.
She hoped Saturday’s $125,000 race would serve as the perfect lead-up to another race back at Flemington in a few weeks’ time.
“Letting him have a look at Flemington is the main thing because we want to run him down there again in a couple of weeks, if all goes to plan,” Thompson said.
“I’m pretty happy with him. To take him back down there, I couldn’t be more pleased with the horse.
“We’re pretty happy with him and we’ll go down and see what he can do.”
Jockey Jake Duffy will stick with Brenlyn’s Trooper at Flemington. TAB installed Brenlyn’s Trooper as a $26 chance in early betting.
Originally published asTrooper on the march towards Flemington
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