Champion Victorian Sire, Bel Esprit, is well on target to reach 30 winners for the month of January with a treble on Saturday (16 January), bringing his tally to 16.
Apart from Silver Bullion taking out the Kensington Stakes-LR at Flemington – his second stakes winner in a week – Bel Esprit also produced winners at Morphettville (Court Bell) and Beaudesert (John’s Gem).
Court Bell, out of the Blevic mare Fonnix, recorded her third career win – her second at Morphettville – when successful in the Parmalat Handicap over 1100m, while the well bred John’s Gem (ex. Encosta de Lago mare Macedon Dancer) continued her good form in the Happy Birthday Rhonda at Beaudesert.
Bred and raced by J Hodge and N Harrison, Court Bell has only finished out of the money three times in 18 tries, while John’s Gem is equally consistent with two wins and eight placings from 13 outings.
Bred by Darryl Laity, John’s Gem is out of a multiple winning half sister to 2YO stakes winner Rain at Bay and the dam of Group Two winner Rain Dance Lady – all daughters of Kewney Stakes-G2 winner More Rain.
Saturday’s three peater was the seventh occasion that Bel Esprit has produced a treble!