Another super weekend for Bel Esprit with a treble on both Saturday and Sunday, including a flash win by Super Broadband at Devonport yesterday.
Super Broadband (out of the Golden Snake mare Enola Girl) was bred and is raced by long-time Eliza Park clients, Dr Vu Van Tu and Amanda Lockett, and the 3YO scored a deserved win in the Apple Isle after a second at the track two weeks previously.
The weekend kicked off with a bold front running performance from Audacious Spirit (ex. Roskeel by Zeditave), notching up a confident victory in the opening event on the Doomben Cup program.
Starting favourite in the Channel 7 Handicap, Audacious Spirit (below) is “notoriously hard to run down when he gets into a nice rhythm”, and jockey Glyn Schofield said post race that “I knew nothing was going to get near him”.
The 4YO has now won four with a further eight placings (three at stakes level) from 19 outings and accumulated nearly $200k in stakes.
Bred by Robert Harding, Audacious Spirit was sold by Eliza Park to Heinrich Racing at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier.
Bel Esprit’s other pair on Saturday was at Mildura, the Victorian township famous – among other things – for once having the longest bar in the world.
One can only assume that some of the owners of firstly the J Mathews bred Rebel Truce (ex. Largo by Encosta de Lago) and then the J Harcourt bred Belle Ez (ex. Tamarillo by Hurricane Sky) fronted up to the Mildura Working Man’s Sports & Social Club (surely it’s not still called that?), for a heart starter – particularly after Rebel Truce’s last stride win.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Super Broadband’s scamper was supported by a double out west when firstly, the Eliza Park bred Goodluck’n’goodbye (ex. Archie’s Magic by Archway) won the opening event at Kalgoorlie (her first win from just three outings) before Bells Victory (ex. Stylish Victory by Durham Ranger) lobbed four races later and has now recorded wins at three of his last four for the Erinvale Investments/Shane McGrath bred 4YO.