Following up on his Wednesday double, BEL ESPRIT was at it again yesterday (Friday) with another pair in the shape of Waltzes at Moonee Valley and Jimmy Shiraz who was red hot at Stawell.
Resuming from a five month break, Waltzes proved too strong for his rivals over the 955m at the Valley and has now put together five wins and a second from 10 outings for trainer Jarrod McLean.
Out of the Picnicker mare, Dance The Music – and bred by Len Rhodes and Warren Calendar – Waltzes was sold by Eliza Park to Slade Bloodstock for $80,000 at the 2007 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Waltzes is out of a 4-time winning half sister to multiple Melbourne Group Two winner Magic Music, in turn the dam of Group Two winner Magically.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Shiraz broke through for a deserved win at Stawell, following Geelong seconds at his previous two outings.
Bred and raced by the Stapleton family, Jimmy Shiraz is trained by Darren Weir and is out of the Kenvain mare, Robyn’s Furniture, an 8-time winner and dam of 5-time winner Dancin School.
Jimmy Shiraz is also linebred to Vain through two daughters and nick that works particularly well with Bel Esprit.