Mr Brightside back on top
Connections are hoping for another successful season for Mr Brightside, following his CF Orr Stakes win
- Short odds favourite Mr Brightside just managed to prevail in the CF Orr Stakes.
- The first Group 1 contest of 2024 was hotly contested at Caulfield.
- Mr Brightside just edged out Pride of Jenni in an epic battle.
- Lots more big races look to be on the agenda for Mr Brightside in 2024.
Having been agonisingly edged out in the Cox Plate at the back end of 2023, Mr Brightside needed a good start to 2024.
Trained by the Hayes clan, Mr Brightside was the standout pick in the betting for the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield and although he was run close, he came good, much to the relief of punters and online betting sites alike.
Throughout 2023, many Aussie bookmakers and punters were wowed by the performances of Mr Brightside, with multiple Group 1 wins and for being part of a nail-biting finish in the Cox Plate.
Much has been expected of Mr Brightside for many seasons but there is hope that 2024 can be an even bigger one for a horse that has speed and versatility in abundance.
Triumphing in the CF Orr Stakes could well be the springboard to another successful season for Mr Brightside.
That winning feeling
Throughout 2023, Mr Brightside many punters and online betting sites stand up and take note, with consistent performances constituting some excellent race wins.
Until the last 100m of the flagship Cox Plate, Mr Brightside looked to have bagged his biggest career win to date, before Romantic Warrior nipped in to steal the show.
Getting back to winning ways at the CF Orr Stakes will be a huge boost for all connected with Mr Brightside, who has started the Autumn of 2024 in fine fettle.
Ones to watch
Whilst Mr Brightside was the big favourite for the race and ultimately delivered, that perhaps doesn’t tell the whole story.
The 1400m contest at Caulfield was ran at a blistering pace and for a large period of the contest, Mr Brightside looked to be struggling to keep up with the pack.
Taking the plaudits for winning will rightfully heading the way of Mr Brightside but having been pushed all the way by the likes of Pride of Jenni and Buffalo River – both horses look to have a very bright future ahead of them.
Big races to come
Mr Brightside is a horse that will always catch the attention of punters and betting apps, with connections hoping that 2024 will be a big season for a horse in peak condition.
Following the win at the CF Orr Stakes, JD Hayes earmarked the Futurity Stakes and the All-Star Mile as Group 1 contests in the not-too-distant future that are within reach.
Beyond that, the Australian Cup at Flemington is also on the agenda, making the 2024 season a very busy one indeed for Mr Brightside.
Winning a Group 1 race is always a big deal for punters and online betting sites and Mr Brightside managed to put another win in the bank at the CF Orr Stakes.
It could be the first of many for Mr Brightside, with connections eager to expose him to as many Group 1 contests as possible.