Cranbourne trainer, Robbie Griffiths, has had a fair share of success through purchasing Bel Esprit yearlings, but his greatest triumph with the Champion Victorian Sire’s stock could well arrive through one he bred himself.
Beltrois is an outstanding 4YO sprinter who won his fourth race (along with three placings) from 10 starts when scoring well over 1200m at Flemington on 12 December.
Now this flashy son of Bel Esprit is on target to become his sire’s seventh stakes winner when he lines up over the same course and distance on Friday (1 January) in the $200,000 VRC Standish Handicap-G3.
Owned by a great bunch of folks, including Brian and Peter Donohoe, Don Healy and Robbie’s wife Shiranee, Beltrois is out of the Noalcoholic mare Vaingt Trois which has thrown five winners for the trainer, including 7-time winner Ruby Trois.
This is also the family of Golden Slipper and AJC Doncaster winner Tontonan.
Update: Vaingt Trois is back in foal to Bel Esprit and the resultant progeny will be raced by Robbie and Kevin Sheedy.
Beltrois scores at Flemington. Photo courtesy of Slickpix