GOLD Coast racehorse Brazen Beau has been pipped at the post at Royal Ascot.
The favourite was overrun by Undrafted who went on to win by half a length in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) in England this morning.
The Herald Sun reports, jockey Craig Williams was panned by British media figures for plotting a solo course near the grandstand rail while the majority of the field — including Undrafted — drove up the centre of the track.
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But trainer Chris Waller praised the strategy.
“We had a great rider aboard, he put plenty of thought into it, and we almost pulled it off,” Waller said.
“Had he won they all would have been praising the ride of the carnival so to speak because it’s been tough out there.”
Brazen Beau was bourght for $70,000 in 2013 by Benowa-based syndicator Grant Morgan.