Bronzegate went up in grade after his demolition job at Ipswich, and did it professionally with a strong performance over 2200m at Sunshine Coast.

With Steph Lacy aboard, the chestnut gelding settled well on the rail, and once he got off the rail before the turn, it was just a matter of getting past the leader and holding her off as she responded, which he did.

Another exciting performance for several new owners, and he now deserves a crack in town as he works through his grades.