Brooks sold on El Hermano’s progeny

Cambridge trainer Mark Brooks would be happy to have a stable full of horses by promising stallion El Hermano. He has prepared El Tyson to win two races and matched that feat at Te Rapa on Saturday with the exciting El Pescado. Both four-year-olds are raced by their breeders Frank and Faye Drummond, who stand El Hermano at their Cheval Stud.

El Pescado won on debut on the Hamilton course last month and he easily handled the rise to Rating 65 company at the weekend. The gelding settled well back in the field and, against the trend of the day, sailed home from last to win with ease. “It was a good effort to get back and run home like that,” Brooks said. “He should get up to a mile easily enough and keep going through the grades.

“I’ve got a few El Hermanos and they all look pretty promising.”

El Pescado was ridden by Matt Cameron, who was suitably impressed again by the gelding’s effort. “He cruised up nicely and dashed away,” he said.

A brother by Pins to the Cox Plate winner El Segundo, El Hermano was a $500,000 yearling but was unraced due to injury.