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Flemington Workout For Brazen Beau Today
Craig Williams will partner Brazen Beau in his final hit-out at Flemington today before the star sprinter departs for the UK next week, reports AAP. The Gr1 Newmarket Handicap winner is scheduled to join fellow Royal Ascot contenders Wandjina and Shamal Wind on a plane next Wednesday. Connections are yet to decide which race Brazen Beau will contest at the Royal meeting, with the Gr1 King's Stand Stakes (1000m) on 16 June and the Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) on 20 June the two options. Hong-based superstar Joao Moreira is booked to ride the son of Invincible Spirit but Williams has put his hand up if he is unavailable. "I've jumped him out on two occasions and raced him before and I'm here Friday morning and they've asked me to trial him," Williams said. "He's a horse that is a pleasure to ride." Wandjina is also set to trial at Flemington today as he prepares for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes while Shamal Wind completed her preparations for the King's Stand Stakes with a Cranbourne barrier trial second on Monday.