It appears that Bel Esprit progeny thrive on a change of scenery! The amount of his runners that pop up in the winners’ circle after a shift in stables is phenomenal.
And it happened again on Saturday (8 May), only this time with an added twist.
Speedy mare, Royal Saint recorded her fifth win (along with four placings) from only 14 starts when successful over the 800m at Ipswich in what was her first run for Kelly Schweida since January last year.
Originally with Peter Moody – for all of one start – Royal Saint was sent to Kelly’s stables in Queensland where she raced twice and finished down the track on both occasions.
Spelled for six months, Royal Saint wound up with Phillip Ayoub at Coonabarabran in NSW where she peeled off wins at Wellington, Lithgow, Mudgee and Dubbo, along with a couple of seconds.
And now she’s back with Kelly for another first up win.
Out of the Lake Coniston mare, Poniard (a daughter of UK stakes winner Panga), Royal Saint was bred by Chatswood Stud and hails from a rock solid European family.