Nicky notches more black-type for Big Brown

Nicky’s Brown Miss became the 9th stakes winner for Big Brown following her turf victory in the LR Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes (1400m) on Saturday.

The Vinery shuttler has just started covering his fourth southern book at a $16,500 (inc gst) fee.

Nicky’s Brown Miss (2f Big Brown – Nicksappealinglady by Successful Appeal) was reserved just off a contested pace before mounting a late thrust to score by next to three lengths for part-owner and trainer Savino Capilupi.  “It’s my first winner as a trainer,” he said.  “It’s more than I could ever ask for.”

Capilupi also bred the winner in conjunction with the Big Brown Syndicate and named her in memory of a revered uncle.  “I told myself not to cry,” he explained.  “But I’m just so happy right now.”

The New Jersey raider claimed the $200,000 fillies feature off a black-type placing in the LR Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 10.

Nicky’s Brown Miss was retained after failing to make an $80,000 reserve at the Ocala 2YO Sale in March.  She is from the immediate family of Group 1 galloper Ladies Din.

Big Brown sired a winning double on the opening day of the Kentucky Downs season.  His three year-old gelding H Town Brown put 12 lengths between the placegetters in a turf claimer over 1600m.

H Town Brown (3g Big Brown – Elbow by Woodman) is owned and trained by leading horseman Wesley Ward.  He’s a half-brother to accomplished sprinter D’Funnybone who retired to Vinery’s New York base in 2012.