Bel Esprit (below) never made it to Wangaratta – well, not to race anyway – but ‘his colours’ flew with distinction at the Victorian track on Friday when Yahilu lobbed on debut.
Yahilu is by Bel Esprit from the Keltrice mare, Mrs Bradbury, and carried the silks made famous by her sire, in what can be safely deemed as a VERY promising start.
Formerly the colours of the late Kurt Stern, a part owner of Bel Esprit, the silks have been re-registered by the Cardinal Syndicate which includes Kurt’s wife, Maureen and old mates, Gary and Pauline Harley, along with Alan and Maree Jones.
Yahilu is the first foal of handy racemare Mrs Bradbury, and carries a double up of Vain which is rapidly becoming one of the most successful crosses in breeding.
Mrs Bradbury also has a Magnus 2YO who, according to Gary, is about to join Yahilu at the Ellerton/Zahra stables in the next week or two.