Slot Holder: Australian Turf Club
Tosen Phantom-Tosen Smash
Trainer: Darren Weir
Owners: Australian Bloodstock, Mt Hallowell Stud, Power Thoroughbreds, Mr G Kairouz, Carty Racing, Walker Racing & Bloodstock, Mr A A Brogan, Mr D G Butcher, Platinum Breeding & Racing, Dr P C Goel, Mr D J Canny, Mr T N Porter, Mr T A Ginnane, Mr M Johnston, Mr D J O’Connor, Mr B L Shannon, Mrs K M Davis, Mrs K Cicciarelli, Brave Smash, Mr A C Bates
Jockey: Jamie Spencer
Brave Smash is a horse with a fascinating international background. Japanese bred and best known as a miler in his early career in Japan. He also contested the 2016 Japanese Derby over 2400m.
Since being secured by Australian Bloodstock and transferred to champion Victorian trainer Darren Weir this five-year-old entire has been reborn as a classy sprinter.
His Australian debut was an eye-catching second to Vega Magic at Caulfield before he sat wide and recorded a narrow win in the Listed Chandler McLeod Stakes at Moonee Valley.
“In Brave Smash, we believe we have the X-Factor in what is already shaping as the biggest sprint race in the world, and one that we feel privileged to be part of,’’ Australian Bloodstock director Jamie Lovett said.
“We are also very excited as are the ATC to be represented by a Japanese Sprinter that will bring unprecedented International attention to The Everest”