It never ceases to amaze the bits and pieces that Bel Esprit statistician, Brian Donohoe, has tucked away and he trotted a couple more out following Regal Scout’s victory over 1212m at Kilmore on Tuesday (12 January).
Brian reports …
John Symons purchased four Bel Esprits when his first crop went to the sales: Bells All Round, who holds the record for the fastest 1000m (albeit at Swan Hill), dual winner Milaki, Bellagio Bel, who had one sensational win before getting injured, and Regal Scout.
Real Scout was winning his third race when successful in the Anne Taylor Handicap (62) at Kilmore in a time of 1:12.75 with a length to spare.
John Symons, the second most successful trainer of Bel Esprits, is also remembered as the trainer of Bel Esprit.
John also purchased one from Bel Esprits second crop … Belcino, who has wom three races from 10.
Regal Scout was bred by Rheinwood Pastoral Co in NSW and is out of the Forest Glow mare, Silent Tribute, a multiple winning half sister to Sydney Group winner Dottoressa and a granddaughter of NZ Oaks winner Lady Athenaia.