Victoria’s Champion Sire, Bel Esprit, hasn’t missed a beat in the last few days either with a treble on Friday, a double on Saturday and a winner on Sunday.
Natalie McCall’s Ballroom Dance (from the Bellotto mare Fanza) got the ball rolling (oops, a pun) by comfortably capturing a 1000m scamper at the Sunshine Coast before Neil Dyer’s consistent Bel Sir (from the Group winning Euclase mare Mrs Bently) led all the way to score by two and a half panels at Moonee Valley.
Bel Sir has only once been out of the money is 10 starts this time in and was an unlucky second at Morphettville at his previous outing after jumping awkwardly and finding no space in the run home.
Lam Wai Yuen Steven (yep, try saying that quickly with a mouthful of marbles) is one of the top trainers in Singapore and he’s got a fairly handy type in China Eagle (from the Noalcoholic mare Apalachicola) who rounded out the treble by scoring over 1700m at Kranji.
On Saturday, John Salanitri’s filly To Be Honest (hailing from the Cossack Warrior mare Miss Lardydar) produced a gun performance to score by 3 lengths over 2000m at Colac, while the 7YO Vigneron (ex. Woodman mare Lenswood) notched up his sixth career victory in fine style with an equally impressive performance over 1400m at Bathurst.
And last, but certainly not least for Simon Drewitt and his band of owners, the classy mare Lady Reyane (from Mustin Lake mare True Blue Spirit) was indeed true blue in taking out a 1200m event at Port Lincoln, fighting on gamely to register another spine tingling victory.