The Japanese should always be respected when they come down under and punters have launched into one at Caulfield in the Regal Roller Stakes on Saturday.
Brave Smash is a blacktype performer from Japan making his Australian debut for the Weir camp off the back of a lovely jump out at Mortlake late July. $6 was a tempting price and the punters agreed. He got down to $3.50 but is now out to $3.80.
He is the new favourite, with Vega Magic now at $4.80 but he has been popular too, in from $5.50. In form mare Schism, off a slight freshen up, is friendless, out to $11 from $9.
Godolphin galloper Souchez has also been easy. He opened $7 and is now at $8.50 given the money for Brave Smash.
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