We’ve been shouting from the rooftops – well, stabletops – for weeks now about Bel Esprit’s standing at the top of the Australian Sires’ premiership by winners, but he’s also steadily working his way up the juvenile chart, now ranking equal third.
Although he’s had a raft of 2YO winners in previous seasons, this would be Bel Esprit’s most successful juvenile crop to date with the likes of Clevadude and Diamond Glow leading the charge.
And he added another one to the tally yesterday when Miracle to Me (below) ploughed through the mud at Werribee to score right on the wire after having to weave her way through runners.
This was the filly’s second run after racing greenly and finishing fourth at Moonee Valley on 15 February and trainer, John McArdle, is tipping a bright future for the youngster.
Bred by Victoria’s Burnewang North (who has retained part ownership), Miracle to Me is out of the Bellotto mare, Miracletto, who also has a Written Tycoon yearling filly.