THE not-for-sale sign remains outside Jason Warren's stables, home of unbeaten Bel Sprinter.
Warren and connections of Bel Sprinter turned down a seven-figure offer, believed to be from Hong Kong, for the exciting sprinting son of Bel Esprit.
The group met on Friday with the outcome they would press ahead racing Bel Sprinter, who made it four wins from as many starts in a Listed Race at Caulfield on August 13.
"There have been plenty of offers, but at this stage we're not really interested," Warren said. "He can only do what he's done. We think he's pretty smart and hopefully he can go on to win a nice race.
"Warren said interest in the four-year-old had grown from the time he won his maiden at Mornington.
"You have to have a flag-bearer and this horse certainly helps," the young Mornington Peninsula trainer said.
Bel Sprinter runs next in the 1200m Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington on Saturday week.
Adrian Dunn, Herald Sun, 23 August