Monday, February 7, 2011


Big weekend on two islands for BEL ESPRIT with Le Bel Away becoming his 17th stakes horse when third in the Strutt Stakes-LR at Hobart, while Fast Break got the money in Singapore.
Firstly to Hobart where the Darren Weir trained Le Bel Away looks to be the goods, fighting on strongly for third in her first attempt at black type after taking out the 1000 Guineas at Launceston nine days previously.
The 3YO filly – bred by Rod Menzies and from the King of Kings mare Let’s Fly Away – has now racked up three wins and two placings from seven outings and looks likely to register a stakes victory before the summer is out.
Meanwhile, the win of Fast Break in Singapore has to be seen to be believed: so, make sure you have a look by clicking here.
Methinks Bel Esprit blogger, Brian Donohoe, had something on the expat and we’re tipping he might have had the odd heart flutter when Fast Break was anything but from the barriers.
Bred by Carl Holt and hailing from the Strategic mare, Pride of Nevis (sold to Singapore by Eliza Park from its 2008 Gold Coast Magic Millions consignment), Fast Break lingered at the start but absolutely flew home to get the nod, carrying 58.5kgs.
Fast Break paid $10 on the Aussie tote and has now won three from eight way up north. In fact, it’s Bel Esprit’s third winner in Singapore this year and rounded out a profitable day for Victoria’s Champion Sire when Brewski lobbed at Colac for Bill and Symon Wilde.
Brewski is out of the Eagling mare Summer Magic and was bred by Summerset Park in South Australia: the 4YO has now won two from nine (with three placings) and hopefully his owners had a brewski or three after the win.

Fast Break gets up on the wire

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