Trainer has Star quality

At the York Club meeting at Northam on April 29, Brennan triumphed with Back On Board. Last Thursday, the Northam Club held a nine-event program at the Burwood Park track and Brennan was among the winners again, this time with former New Zealander Washington Star.

In a 2560m standing start race Washington Star scrambled into his gear and was caught three wide for the first 850m of the trip.

Driver Michael Grantham then found the lead of the moving line on the outside of Demon Possessed.

As Demon Possessed started to feel the pressure, Washington Star went to the front and showed toughness when joined by stablemates Alta Onassis and Harry Em on the home bend.

Washington Star dug deep and withstood the challenge to win by a head as a $3.30 favourite.

– Thursday night’s win of Washington Star was franked on Saturday night when Bashful Compton won at Bunbury .

At Washington Star’s previous start he ran second behind Bashful Compton at Pinjarra.

Earlier in the week Brennan trained Give Me Chills to win the Westbred Pace (2185m) at Pinjarra.

Driven by Gary Hall Jr, Give Me Chills was sent out on the second line of betting at $2.90.

Settling midfield in the moving line, Hall sent the four-year-old three wide with 450m to travel. Forced four wide on the home bend, Give Me Chills ran on strongly in the home straight to hit the front 100m out and win by just under three lengths.

– Quick Sunrise won his first race at his first career start when winning over 2100m at Bunbury on Saturday night.

Driven by Aldo Cortopassi for trainer Brad Groves, Quick Sunrise settled midfield in the moving line before making a sweeping three-wide move to join the leaders at the top of the home straight and just hanging on. Heavily supported on the tote late from $7.60 into $3.10, Quick Sunrise showed that with maturity, stronger races await.

Also winning his first race at Bunbury was the Ross Ashby- prepared Disco Josu.