Mar 30, 2019

Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton has continued his recent run of good form on the mainland with Mandela Effect scoring at Bendigo.

Mandela Effect’s win in the RSN Racing Handicap on Saturday was Brunton’s third in Victoria from his last three starters after I Remember You won at Sandown on March 20 and Savs Finale at Cranbourne on Friday night.

Brunton has high expectations for Mandela Effect and is considering a trip to Queensland for the winter with a horse he’s labelled his favourite.

“I would love to travel the horse to Queensland for some decent weather rather than staying in Tasmania during winter,” Brunton said.

“He’s real, real top class and will only get better over further and further.”

Ridden by Lachlan King, Mandela Effect ran out a three-quarter length winner over Indian Thunder with Lucky Fish a further 1-3/4 lengths away third.

A winner of eight of his past 10 starts, Brunton is yet to race Mandela Effect further than 1400m.

“I think there’s still a lot of improvement to come from him especially when he gets out over 2000 metres.

“He’s got all the attributes of a really good horse as he switches off and he’s got a turn of foot.

“I don’t know how good he is, but I think he’s my best.”

Courtesy of AAP