O'Brien's Breezy raid on Sydney classic

FIVE years ago Danny O'Brien launched his training career when Porto Roca gave him his first Group 1 win in the Coolmore Classic.

Tomorrow at Rosehill bold front-runner Breezy will be out to make it Group 1 win No. 5 for the Flemington trainer in the $600,000 Coolmore (1500m).

O'Brien has won four Group 1s in the past 12 months and is confident last-start Flemington winner Breezy can graduate to the highest level.

"I think she's a live chance. She's been set for the race and is at her peak," O'Brien said.

O'Brien said he was not fazed by the barrier 16 draw.

The past two Coolmore winners, Danni Martine (16) and Shamheka (14), came from wide draws.

TAB Sportsbet installed Breezy at $21. Porto Roca started $13 when she won the Coolmore.

Breezy and stablemate Glamour Puss left for Sydney last night, keeping to a routine that was successful for O'Brien last autumn with winners Valedictum and Glamour Puss.

"I like to keep them at home as long as possible," he said.

Glamour Puss will tackle the Group 2 Corporate Stakes (1300m), a race not originally on her agenda.

"She's just thrived since the Newmarket. It would have been five weeks until the T. J. Smith Stakes," he said.

Glamour Puss is tentatively booked to leave for England in late May to tackle the Royal Ascot sprint double, the King's Stand and Golden Jubilee Stakes.

Tim Habel and Matt Stewart - Herald Sun

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