Fantastic result on Friday (15 January) for long time Eliza Park supporter, Graham Gathercole, whose Bel Esprit colt, Esprit Son snapped up a terrific win over 1000m at Wagga.
This was only Esprit Son’s second outing after failing at Wangaratta on 4 January, but he made up for it in droves by racing wide throughout but scooting home to win comfortably.
Trainer Adrian McGregor had to be impressed with the quality of the 3YO’s performance and it wouldn’t surprise to see this bloke go through his grades quickly.
One of seven to race out of the At Talaq mare, High Price, all are winners including the stakes placed pair Fire Vain (also raced by Graham and a winner at Kilmore three days earlier) and High Academy.
The full brother to Esprit Son – High Esprit – is also a winner in Melbourne for Graham.
Fortunately for Graham, High Price has a Bel Esprit 2YO (Jungle Man), a Bel Esprit yearling filly, a Bel Esprit colt at foot and is in foal to Group One winning sprinter, Magnus.
Perhaps, winners No. 8, 9, 10 & 11 for Graham?