SEYMOUR co-trainers Lee and Shannon Hope had a windfall with the win of Big Brew, $7, at bet365 Geelong’s Good Friday meeting.

The seven-year-old gelded son of Magnus and Tea For Three was rewarded for his consistency in taking out the $150,000 SCAADA Group Services Country Trainers Series Final over 1500 metres.

Beautifully positioned in the run by Jack Hill, the gelding was too strong at the finish, defeating Paint Me Red, $21, by a half-length, with the $2.70 favourite Claidheamh Mor a head away third.

“His run at Kilmore two starts ago was quite good first up,” Lee Hope said. “The winner at Benalla was too good but he’s done well during the week and coming here they were very similar horses for great prize money.

“Jack rode him excellent and he was always going to be in the finish. It was a great day for a good cause.”

With nothing planned, Hope said they would look for a midweek Sandown meeting over a similar distance in a few weeks.

The gelding was bred and is raced by successful Melbourne-based businessman Bill Bowness.

Big Brew has now won five races with nine minor placings from his 37 starts, accruing $245,565 in prize money.


Pegs (Nrth Central Review)

Photo courtesy “Racing Photos”

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