Lightly raced Bel Esprit mare, Esprit de l’Air wasn’t missed by bookies when she stepped out over 1406m at Murray Bridge on Wednesday (13 January), but she did miss the start!
Having only her seventh outing – and following on from a highly promising second over the same journey on New Year’s Day – Esprit de l’Air was sent out a $2.30 favourite but proceeded to miss the kick by three lengths.
All was forgiven though as she managed to get up by a half length on the line and score her maiden win for a happy bunch of connections including trainer Daniel Clarkson.
Bred in South Australia by the successful Flower Hill Stud, Esprit de l’Air is out of the El Qahira mare, Linaria, a winning sister to dual Group One winner Alcove and a three quarter sister to stakes winners Viminaria (dam of Gazania), Eau Savage, Grey Alder, Maritima etc.
Keep an eye out for this bonny mare as this win won’t be her last.