Thursday, December 31, 2009


Eliza Park’s sales & noms man, Mark Lindsay, loves a punt. He also loves a beer and the All Blacks, but that’s another story.
Rarely does a racehorse by an Eliza Park stallion do the rounds without ‘Nugget’ casting an eye over his or her performance and he’s given the big thumbs up to Beltonic’s fourth – beaten 0.9 lengths – over 1011m at Yarra Valley on Tuesday (29 December).
I could wax lyrical on how the debutant was further back than Walla Walla at one stage before flying home with a rail hugger, but best you see for yourself by clicking here.
Trained by John Symons & Sheila Laxon (John also trained Beltonic’s sire, Bel Esprit), Beltonic is out of the Kenny’s Best Pal mare Carbonated and was sold to John for $36,000 by Eliza Park at the 2007 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale at Oaklands Junction.
Bred by Len Rhodes, Beltonic is a half brother to exciting God’s Own 2YO Onamissionfromgod, out of a half sister to stakes winners Intelligent Star and Blaze The Turf (dam of Melbourne stakes winner Soleil), plus the unraced Aerate’s Pick, dam of recent Group Two winner Ortensia.

Sheila Laxon & John Symons

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