Australian colt Brazen Beau has flopped in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket running a disappointing 7th in the 1200m feature.
3 year old colt Muhaarar won the race by a nostril starting a 2/1 joint favourite, sprouting wings late to just nail 25/1 outsider Tropics on the post. Following on from his devastating win in the Gr1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
Sent out joint 2/1 favourite, Brazen Beau reefed and pulled the whole first 600m of the race with James Doyle simply unable to settle the star Aussie sprinter having his last career run. He faded out badly the last 100m to finish in 7th spot.
That brings down the curtain on a dual Group 1 winning career for the Chris Waller trained sprinter. He won the 2014 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington & the Newmarket Handicap at the same course and distance earlier this year.
Godolphin purchased the colt earlier this year off Grant Morgan’s Ontrack Thoroughbreds Syndicate, with 37 separate owners, for a huge figure allegedly some $20 million.
The English trip wasn’t a complete disaster for Brazen Beau, running a close up 2nd in last months Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Undrafted.