Century for Bel Esprit

Eliza Park champion Bel Esprit charged through 100 winners for the season on the weekend.

All four of his winners were scoring for the first-time since August 1.  River Spirit (Gold Coast) & Bel Seal (Wodonga) were successful on Saturday while Bellbrae (Yea) and Billy Esprit (Kilmore) saluted on Sunday.

Bel Esprit is the second sire to break the century mark for individual winners this season following Lonhro.  He has 14 yearlings nominated for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale next week from a wide range of vendors.

There are four on account of Eliza Park including the grey colt out of Midnight Sun (Lot 385).  He is being sold on behalf of Dorrington Farm owner Rob Crabtree and is related to Bel Esprit’s world champion mare Black Caviar.

Midnight Sun (Western Symphony) won four races up to 2400m including the LR Winter Cup in Sydney.  She is a half-sister to the dam of Eliza Park’s Group 1 winning sire Magnus and Helsinge who is the dam of Black Caviar and All Too Hard.

Bel Esprit has sired the winners of $3.15 million so far this season.  His leading earner has been Se Sauver who has banked $175,875 following a Group 2 victory in the VRC Edward Manifold Stakes.