Big plans afoot for Mr Brightside

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2000m is no longer the distance of choice for Mr Brightside.

Mr Brightside is chasing glory in 2024 but Pride of Jenni will be deliberately avoided

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  • Mr Brightside is chasing big wins in the Spring.
  • The CF Orr Stakes winner has been plugging away this season.
  • Pride of Jenni has emerged as one of the best horses in the country, following an intense rivalry with Mr Brightside.
  • Shorter race distances are being touted for Mr Brightside by his trainers, the Hayes brothers.

Following an agonising loss in the dying embers of the Cox Plate in 2023, many people expected Mr Brightside to fast become one of the best horses in Australia in 2024. 
Broadly, that prophecy came to fruition, with Mr Brightside winning the CF Orr Stakes and impressing in most outings. 

However, the emergence of Pride of Jenni, as one of the best horses in the country, has seen Mr Brightside fall out of the limelight with many punters and online betting sites

The Hayes brothers have an excellent reputation for producing prolific race horses and Mr Brightside is one of the best hopes that have had in their ranks for a few years. 
After being pipped on the line in the Cox Plate in 2023, Mr Brightside was expected to rack up the wins in 2024 and push for a strong Spring in 12 months’ time. 
Whilst his performance levels haven’t dropped, Mr Brightside has found star mare Pride of Jenni too hot to handle and he will be tackling different distances from the Spring of 2024 onwards, a move that has intrigued all punters and Aussie bookmakers
Plenty of Pride 

Mr Brightside and Pride of Jenni have found themselves in a racing rivalry without 2024, which has heavily tipped in favourite of Pride of Jenni in recent months. 
Wins in the All-Star Mile and the Australian Cup were backed up by a truly sensational performance by Prode of Jenni in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. 
With Mr Brighside resigned to a watching brief, much like the rest of the field, connections have decided that taking on Pride of Jenni at any distance beyond a mile is a futile process and they are looking to find different ways to beat her. 
Brilliant Brightside 

For all the plaudits being lauded over the incredible Pride of by both punters and online betting sites, the fact remains that Mr Brightside is an incredible horse. 
A multiple Group 1 winner at the age of just 4, Mr Brightside is showing no sign of slowing over any distance and remains one of the best horses in the country over 1400m. 
Trained by the Hayes brothers, Mr Brightside will be raring to go for the Spring, with talk of another push for the Cox Plate seemingly very realistic. 
Wins are key 

Confidence is everything in racing and whilst Mr Brightside hasn’t hit the winner’s enclosure for a while, Pride of Jenni looks to be a shoe-in for any race she enters at the moment with all Australian horse racing betting apps
The Cox Plate looks to be a realistic target for Pride of Jenni too in 2024 and whilst the race is still 6 months away, punters and betting sites are lining up to back her for further glory. 
For Mr Brightside though, a return to distances around the 1400 to 1600m mark are being seen as the way to go by the Hayes’s and it promises to be an exciting period ahead for all connected. 

Mr Brightside remains one of the best horses in Australia and his presence in a race always intrigues online betting sites and punters alike. 

Following some heavy defeats at the hands of Pride of Jenni, Mr Brightside is chasing glory in shorter races for the remainder of 2024, as he seeks out a return to the winner’s circle.