Terrific win last night by BEL ESPRIT filly in the Aceland Stud Thousand Guineas over 1600m at Launceston.
Trained by Darren Weir and ridden by local hoop Brendon McCoull, Cyberhorse’s Carl Di Iorio writes that Le Bel Away settled in a midfield position before moving through the field swiftly to lead the field into the straight with a furlong remaining.
Race favourite, the Lee Freedman-trained Exchanges, made a late charge but couldn’t overhaul the daughter of Bel Esprit.
Le Bel Away has raced six times for three wins (winning at Morphettvile prior to tripping to the Apple Isle) and a placing with prizemoney now in excess of $45,000.
Out of the King of Kings mare Let’s Fly Away, Le Bel Away was bred by Menzies Racing Stables and is out a winning half sister to Group Two winner Mr Martini from the family of Strawberry Road.
Let’s Fly Away has a Magnus colt at foot and coupled with last night’s victory and the rising attraction of his sire, he’s bound to be hot property when and if he goes through a sale ring.
The Thousand Guineas was sponsored by Alwyn ‘Ace’ Shaw whose Aceland Stud is progessing at lightning speed due to the energy and enthusiasm of its owner.
Aceland will consign four yearlings to Magic Millions Tasmania on 22 February including a MAGNUS filly [Lot 23] from the brilliant racemare and successful producer Raven’s Pal. It’s the only Magnus to be offered in Tasmania this year.