Thirty Talks wins Group 1 Brisbane Cup

THIRTY Talks scored the biggest win of his career on Friday night, taking out the Group 1 Brisbane Cup (520m) at Albion Park.

Starting from box three, the brindle dog was cleanly away and got plenty of room to move in the early stages as his kennel mate Zabdon Ferrari (box two) charged through to take the early lead.

Moving through the catching pen, Thirty Talks found himself in second spot around three lengths behind the leader, with Crazy Vixon settling just behind the leading pair in third spot.

Coming off the back and it was still Zabdon Ferrari high-balling out in front, but Thirty Talks wasn’t going down without a fight, storming down the centre of the track in the home straight and sprinting clear to score by half a length in 29.57.

A son of Where’s Pedro and Unfinished, Thirty Talks has now won 21 of his 33 starts for trainer Tony Brett and owner Lenny Antonio, with Friday’s victory taking his career earnings above the $275,000 mark.

Thirty Talks has now won his past four starts, including the Group 3 Ipswich Cup, whilst his prize money have also been bolstered courtesy of a stunning victory in May’s Group 2 Richmond Riches.

Zabdon Ferrari was far from disgraced when running second, picking up $21,500 for his efforts, with race favourite Outside Pass (box seven) producing a massive run to finish third, albeit five and one quarter lengths behind the winner.

It was the third Brisbane Cup success for trainer Tony Brett, having also won the final with Bogie Leigh and Glen Gallon.

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