Despite being off the scene since January, Bel Esprit flyer Clevadude showed both a clean set of hooves and the promise for spring glory with a resounding win at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Lining up in the Sweeney Can Do Agents Handicap over 1000m, the Rick Hore-Lacy trained now 3YO was in a ‘can do’ mood and now has three wins from four to his credit.
A one-time MM 2YO Classic favourite following blistering wins at Cranbourne and Moonee Valley in December, he drew the car park on the Gold Coast and never got in it.
Any questions of him being a two hit wonder though were dispelled at the Valley and, no doubt, Rick has some juicy spring plums in mind, including the Caulfield Guineas or Coolmore on Derby Day.
Topping the Summer Session of the Gold Coast Magic Millions when knocked down for $225,000, the Bel Esprit youngster is out of the Jetball mare, Jezeera and was bred, reared and sold by Eliza Park International.