Esprit of Eve became Bel Esprit’s second ‘saluter’ in three days with his comfortable victory over 1175m at Devonport on 15 November, but Victoria’s Champion Sire came very close to producing three other winners during the period.
Peach Tree was beaten a neck at Mornington on 14 November, Spirited Halo missed by a whisker at Sandown on the same day while, on Sunday, Royal Saint went down by a lip at Dubbo.
However, Espirt of Eve was not about to be denied her third win – and second on the trot – when contesting the Cash For Shaw Handicap, eventually getting up with a panel to spare.
Bred by Ken Williams and Keith Biggins, Esprit of Eve is out of the Noalcoholic mare Apalachicola, a direct descendant of My Evita (Vitalic etc.) and has now pieced together three wins and a third from 10 starts.
In this campaign alone, the 4YO mare now has a two wins and a placing from three starts.
Photos courtesy of Hayes Racing