Bel Esprit notched up a two state double on Friday (20 November) with the thrilling victory of Jaya at Newcastle and an all the way win by My Tinkerbel (see below) at the Sunshine Coast.
Sold by Eliza Park for $145,000 at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions, Jaya is out of the stakes winning Don’t Say Halo mare, My Halo Broke.
A granddaughter of Group winner Hawaiian Rain, My Halo Broke won seven races including the AJC Breeders’ Classic-LR and also ran placings in the Silver Shadow-G2, Angst-LR, Brian Crowley-LR, Research-LR, Magic Millions 2YO Classic and fourth in the STC Coolmore Classic-G1 (beaten just out of third).
Trained by Kris Lees, Jaya has now raced on four occasions for a win, two seconds and a fourth and – based on his performance at Newcastle, it won’t be long before he salutes again.
NB: In a ground breaking measure, Eliza Park will consign a number of youngsters to the 2010 New Zealand National Yearling Sale in February, including a Fastnet Rock half sister to Jaya.