Sargent’s gun to return a gelding for light autumn

There will be a notable change in the racebook when Doncaster placegetter Brandenburg makes his return in 2021 with trainer John Sargent confirming his talented four-year-old has been gelded ahead of a light autumn.

The son of Burgundy was a Group 2 winner at three and was twice placed at Group 1 level including in last year’s Doncaster Mile and connections are keen to continue racing.

He last featured in the $1 million The Gong at Kembla Grange, finishing sixth in the mile event before being sent to the paddock.

Sargent was keen to give him an extended break before looking at targets in Sydney and Brisbane.

“He is still out, I gelded him and he will probably only have a light autumn with a couple of races here and in Brisbane,” Sargent said.

“He will maybe spell up there and we will look to give him a good spring over a bit of ground.”

Brandenburg has been gelded. Photo: AAP Image/Simon BullardSource:AAP

Group 3 Angst Stakes winner Emeralds has returned to work at Sargent’s Randwick base and the trainer is keen to target a Group 1 success with the mare in the autumn.

“She’s back in work and is not far from trialling but will aim for the Coolmore,” he said.

Emeralds is a half sister to Sargent’s recent Saturday winner Four Moves Ahead which is being set on a Golden Slipper path.

Four Moves Ahead will next run in the Group 3 Widden Stakes on January 30 at Rosehill while stablemate Readily Availabull will have a crucial trial in preparation for the Magic Millions 2Yo Classic at Randwick on Thursday morning.

Readily Availabull, a winner of the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic last year, runs in the second heat of the morning over 1050m.

He is rated an $18 chance with for the Magic Millions.

Originally published asUltimate gear change for classy Group 2 winner

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