We’re fairly sure Bendigo trainer Peter Boynton would have been impressed with the daughter of Bel Esprit and her command performance in the William Reid-G1, but you could forgive him for being a bit distracted after collecting a $55,000 Mazda CX9 Classic from Essendon Mazda.
Why? Well, we’re glad you asked. Peter is the trainer of Bel Esprit flyer La Bella Roo who stopped the clock at 55.48 seconds in winning the Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge over 955m at the Valley on New Year’s Eve.
Given that it would prove to be the fastest of the 18 heats (the last – somewhat applicably – conducted at the Valley on Friday) Peter walks away with the CX9 … and we hear that he’s piling up some brownie points too by handing over the keys to Mrs Boynton.
Bred in Queensland and out of the Manntari mare La Trio, is owned by members of the Kangaroo Flat (near Bendigo) Bowling Club and they’ve had some serious fun with this horse, winning six and placing on five occasions for $154,256 in stakes.
Tellingly, the three fastest heats of the Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge were all taken out by sons and daughters of Bel Esprit with the Jarrod McLean trained Waltzes running 55.62 on 20 November and Esprit de Bullet stooping the clock at 55.75 seconds on 3 December.
Important to know in light of his World Champion’s record breaking performances, that Bel Esprit has more than Caviar on the menu.
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