Inglis bonus for Breitling

Darley sires claimed a second Inglis Race Series bonus in three days when Lonhro colt Breitling won at Caulfield on Saturday.

Breitling (2c Lonhro – Spring Flyte by Flying Spur) was runner-up to Soul at Flemington last month but reversed that result second-up.  The win netted connections almost $150,000 in prizemoney and bonuses.

“The Inglis bonus is a huge incentive,” winning trainer Robert Smerdon said.  “Breitling has good natural ability and the best nature.  Hopefully he’s up to better class.”

Breitling was a $50,000 buy for Racenet Syndications at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.  He was catalogued by Tony Santic a year after his Makybe operation sold champion colt Starspangledbanner at Oaklands Junction.

Breitling’s dam Spring Flyte died soon after foaling a Lonhro filly last October.  His second dam Happy Spring (Rory’s Jester) is a sister to Mornmoot Stud sire Happy Giggle.

Exceed And Excel filly Liesele collected a $50,000 Inglis bonus in addition to $17,500 prizemoney on the Grafton Cup undercard on Thursday.

The final chance for 2009 Inglis yearling graduates to pick up an Inglis Race Series bonus as two-year-olds comes up at Rosehill on July 31, with another $100,000 bonus.