Keep your peepers out for Esprit Lad’s next outing following his fourth at Canterbury on Wednesday (30 December).
Now the winner of six races from 19 starts (and five placings), Esprit Lad absolutely flew home over the 1100m at Canterbury after being near the tail of the field until well after the turn.
Victory today would have seen Esprit Lad become Bel Esprit’s ‘winningest’ horse with seven wins, but will now have to wait until next start (and it can’t come soon enough for the punters in the office!).
Bred by Rod Menzies, Esprit Lad is out of the Geiger Counter mare Lady Marple, a half sister to Group One winning sprinter, Marstic.
This was Esprit Lad’s first run back from a spell so make sure you mark him down in your book.