SPIRITED ADDITION takes his earnings to $100.000 with his win at Gilgandra (4 today to Bel)   Leave a comment

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6 year old bay gelding (28-10-2008) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Costly Addition (Jugah (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Springhill Park Stud
Owners: S J Lunn
Colours: Black, Gold Stars, Red And Green Hooped Sleeves, Red Cap

Trainer: Garry Lunn (Dubbo)     Jockey: Glenn Lynch 54kg      Barrier:5

Record: 44:4-7-6     Prizemoney:$101,320    1st Up: 4:0-1-0    2nd Up: 3:0-0-0

Track: 1:0-1-0     Dist: 14:1-2-3     Track/Dist: 1:0-1-0     Distance(s) Won: 1000 (2), 1050 (1)

Fast: 0:0-0-0     Good: 21:1-3-1     Dead: 13:1-3-3     Slow: 7:1-1-2     Heavy: 2:0-0-0

Race 4 – (Bm65) – 1100m
Class: Benchmark 65. Track: Dead(4). Time: 1:05.42.
Prizemoney: $6,000 – 1st: $3,400 2nd: $1,000 3rd: $475.
 1 7. Spirited Addition G D Lunn G A Lynch (5)
6g   Bel Esprit x Costly Addition (Jugah (USA) )
Not Offered
Previous Start: 4 – Bathurst 11/08/2014, Little Wych Agistment (Bm60), 1006m Details
 2 1.3 4. Gokstad (NZ) J T McMillan D Pitomac (4)
10g   Viking Ruler x Khapkap (NZ) (Kaapstad (NZ) )
Lot 356; 2006 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale; Vendor – THE OAKS STUD, Cambridge, New Zeala; Buyer – Lakeview Resources VIC  $120,000
 3 0.8 1. Esprit Lad R J Jackson J Saiki (1)
10g   Bel Esprit x Lady Marple (Geiger Counter (USA) )
Lot 34; 2006 MM Adelaide Yearling Sale; Vendor – Glentree Downs; Buyer – PAUL WICKMAN  $16,000
 4 2.6 6. Cara Donna R E Buckpitt Ms C Markwort (3)
7m   Snippetson x La Marama (Luskin Star )
 5 3.0 2. Princess Pachara Peter Pennell Michael Hackett (7)
7m   Bootleg x Seek To Dance (Rustic Amber (IRE) )
 6 3.8 5. Red Ensign M R Crockett Ms T Jeffries (6)
8g   Secret Savings (USA) x Navy Lemoore (USA) (Cutlass Reality (USA) )
 7 6.7 3. Vigneron M R Mulholland J Kehoe (8)
10g   Bel Esprit x Lenswood (Woodman (USA) )
 8 12.4 8. Blinkin Speedy G A O’Brien M Haley (2)
6g   Olympus x Clantime (Archregent (CAN) )

Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Progeny winners, Uncategorized

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David Hayes filly Afleet Esprit finally carries over trackwork form to raceday

Afleet Esprit and Damien Oliver loom large to claim the first at Moonee Valley. Picture:

Afleet Esprit and Damien Oliver loom large to claim the first at Moonee Valley. Picture: Tony Gough Source: News Corp Australia

DAVID Hayes can follow a well worn path to Afleet Esprit’s main spring mission the Thousand Guineas after her impressive win in the Simpson Construction Plate (1200m, 3YO fillies).

Two years ago Commanding Jewel won the same race at Moonee Valley before winning the Thousand Guineas.

Last year Hayes’ Gregers won at Moonee Valley before finishing third in the Thousand Guineas.

Hayes said Afleet Esprit reminded him of Gregers in her trackwork, which hadn’t yet translated to her race-day performance.

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Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Iconic heads to McEwen Stakes after Carlyon win   Leave a comment

Iconic heads to McEwen Stakes after Carlyon win

By Adrian DunnTVNSaturday, August 23, 2014 – 5:15 PM

Tony McEvoy

CARLYON Stakes winner Iconic will take on champion sprinter Lankan Rupee in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes early next month.

Tony McEvoy said Iconic, which was only a half second outside Miss Andretti’s track record, could take the step up from today’s Listed Stakes victory.

McEvoy said Iconic had improved from last year, but he had concerns about running a strong 1200 m.

“I think 1000 or 1100 (metres) is his go. Anything further than that he gets a bit keen in the run,” McEvoy said.

“He just had the one trial coming into the race and I was a touch nervous about that.

“Nick (Hall) came out very confident. He thought the race mapped out really well for the horse and he wanted to be a little more positive than I wanted to be.

“And, of course, the beauty of having thses good jocks on board is that you listen to them and they get it right sometimes.”

Iconic, a $10 chance, edged out Angels Beach, $6, to win by a nose with the luckless Angelic Light, $18, one length away third after bombing the start.

Michael Rodd said Angelic Light “reversed back” when the gates opened. “She was just a bit fresh, she’s had a long time off.

“She got home nicely, but she didn’t do anything in the run.”

Glen Boss described as “outstanding” the run of Angels Beach, which powered to the post.

“She ate the ground up, she was slightly held up,” Boss said.

Craig Williams said Shamal Wind, the $4 favourite, produced an “excellent run” without winning.

“She was held up for a run and even in the straight I couldn’t quite get a clear crack at them,” Williams said.

Villa Verde, $5, was slowly away, pushed deep and never really threatened in finishing sixth.

Damien Oliver said Kencella, $5.50, didn’t handle the Melbourne way as he punctured to finish ninth.


Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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Bel Esprits ICONIC and ANGELS BEACH quinella the Listed Carlyon Stakes (and a double at the track)   Leave a comment

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4 year old brown gelding (25-8-2010) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Danavia (Danehill (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr R J Crabtree
Owners: R J Crabtree, C D Jamieson & Ms S C Morvan
Colours: Red And White Checks, Red Sleeves And Cap

BEL’S 20TH STAKES WINNER – HOW ICONIC It’s Bel Esprit, no it’s Bel Esprit! What a finish to the Listed Carlyon at…

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PHOTO FINISH gets the win aboard Iconic in a photo

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Iconic the winner of the !

Trainer: Tony McEvoy (Angaston)     Jockey: Nicholas Hall 56kg      Barrier:2
Record: 13:4-4-0     Prizemoney:$442,750    1st Up: 4:2-1-0    2nd Up: 3:1-1-0
Track: 1:0-0-0     Dist: 5:2-2-0     Track/Dist: 0:0-0-0     Distance(s) Won: 900 (1), 1000 (2)
Fast: 0:0-0-0     Good: 6:0-3-0     Dead: 4:2-0-0     Slow: 2:1-1-0     Heavy: 0:0-0-0

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Iconic & return after winning the Carlyon Stakes at for trainer Tony McEvoy.

Another star ICONIC (Bel Esprit) wins Carlyon Stakes over 1000m dash for Tony McEvoy & Nick Hall Great day for

Race 8 – 1print Carlyon Stakes
Listed – 1000m

Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 0:57.75. Sectional Time: 0:34.32 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $120,000 – 1st: $72,000 2nd: $21,600 3rd: $10,800.
 1 5. Iconic Tony McEvoy Nicholas Hall (2)
4g   Bel Esprit x Danavia (Danehill (USA) )
Not Offered
Previous Start: 5 – Moonee Valley 21/03/2014, 1print.Com.Au Plate, 1200m Details
 2 NS 13. Angels Beach P G Moody G Boss (1)
5m   Bel Esprit x Descendant (Zeditave )
  Lot 117; 2011 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale; Vendor – Kitchwin Hills ; Buyer – CAMERON COOKE BLOODSTOCK  $220,000
 3 1.0 11. Angelic Light R D Griffiths M Rodd (4)
 5m   Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Flashed (Fuji Kiseki (JPN) )
Lot 558; 2011 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale; Vendor – Northern Lodge Stud, Eden Park; Buyer – Griffiths Training Pty Ltd  $30,000
 4 1.3 10. Shamal Wind R W Smerdon Craig Williams (8)
5m   Dubawi (IRE) x Firemaid (USA) (Machiavellian (USA) )
 5 3.1 6. African Pulse M D Moroney C Newitt (11)
6g   Johannesburg (USA) x Bunyah (IRE) (Distant View (USA) )
 6 3.2 3. Villa Verde A J Cummings M Zahra (9)
4m   Not A Single Doubt x Young And Free (Kenmare (FR) )
 7 3.3 12. Minaj (NZ) Anthony Freedman V Duric (5)
4m   Commands x Ms Seneca Rock (USA) (Seneca Jones (USA) )
 8 3.7 9. Just A Bullet B F Cavanough J Duffy (7)
4g   Danerich x Formline (Keltrice )
 9 3.9 2. Kencella C J Waller D Oliver (3)
5g   Exceed And Excel x Kentiara (Metal Storm (FR) )
 10 6.2 1. Sea Lord S V Brown Damian Lane (6)
7g   Street Cry (IRE) x Dream Lass (NZ) (Dream Well (FR) )
 11 9.2 7. Our Nkwazi Shawn Mathrick D Dunn (10)
8g   Arazi (USA) x Nkwazi (Rory’s Jester )



A sprinter with family ties to champion Black Caviar has claimed a stakes win of his own at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

The Tony McEvoy-trained Iconic returned with a win in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m), defeating the Peter Moody-trained Angels Beach by the barest of margins with comeback mare Angelic Light doing her best work late along the rail to finish a length away third.

Four-year-old gelding Iconic ($10) had been Group placed behind star sprinter Lankan Rupee in the autumn but his win in the Carlyon was his first at stakes level.

And McEvoy believes it will not be his last.

“If you look at his legs you would walk past him. He’s got very bent legs but hasn’t had a day’s unsoundness,” McEvoy said.

“He’s got more of these nice races in him.”

Iconic is by Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit out of the mare Davavia who is a half-sister to Black Caviar’s mother Helsinge.

McEvoy was concerned Iconic was going into the race off one trial, but the sprinter’s jockey Nick Hall was confident and was proven right.

Iconic came from midfield and just held off Angels Beach on his inside with Angelic Light turning in a pleasing first-up run having not raced since May last year.

Favourite Shamal Wind ($4), previously unbeaten first-up, was closing late for fourth.

McEvoy plans to bring Iconic back to Moonee Valley in a fortnight for the Group Two McEwen Stakes where he would meet Lankan Rupee.

Iconic was second to Lankan Rupee in the Rubiton Stakes in the autumn and finished well back in the star sprinter’s Oakleigh Plate a couple of weeks later.

“I hope he goes somewhere else, Lankan Rupee,” McEvoy said.

“But he (Iconic) is a good sprinter and there’s not many other places I can go with him.

“I have got options in Sydney if Lankan Rupee looked too strong.”

Read more: http://wwww.justhorseracing.com.au/news/australian-racing/iconic-resumes-with-carlyon-stakes-victory/260466#ixzz3BCM7uYZV

Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Group Winner, Progeny winners

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BELLA VIXEN too foxy in the 1st at Armidale   Leave a comment

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3 year old bay filly (8-9-2011) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Mighty Vixen (Danzero) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mileshan Nominees Pty Ltd
Owners: T E Walsh, Miss D M Walsh, J Gleeson, M L Krug, Mrs L M Gleeson, D A Hoy, D Smith, T J Stein, R M Searl, P A Brooks, N A Pearson, M R Benjamin, Mrs J Aro, K B Halloran, S R Loffel, D M Lewington & P Brooks
Colours: Yellow, Black Stars, Black With Yellow Stars Cap

Trainer: Ray Hartley (Tamworth)     Jockey: Adam Sewell 54.5kg (a3/49kg)      Barrier:9

Record: 5:1-2-0     Prizemoney:$10,900    1st Up: 2:0-1-0    2nd Up: 2:0-1-0

Track: 1:0-0-0     Dist: 1:0-0-0     Track/Dist: 1:0-0-0

Fast: 0:0-0-0     Good: 2:0-2-0     Dead: 1:0-0-0     Slow: 1:0-0-0     Heavy: 0:0-0-0

Armidale Race Results Saturday, 23 August 2014

Race 1 – Valued Relationships Mdn Plate – 1100m
Class: Maiden. Track: Slow(6). Time: 1:05.35.
Prizemoney: $8,000 – 1st: $4,400 2nd: $1,325 3rd: $625.
 1 8. Bella Vixen R P Hartley Adam Sewell (9)
3f   Bel Esprit x Mighty Vixen (Danzero )
Lot 59; 2013 Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale; Vendor – Goodwood Farm, Murrurundi; Buyer – Withdrawn
Previous Start: 2 – Tamworth 5/08/2014, Like Us On Facebook Mdn Plate, 1200m Details
 2 3.8 2. Venera Ms L Selby Vad Bolozhinskyi (7)
5g   Excites x Venus Rising (Zeditave )
Lot 1759; 2011 MM National Yearling Sale; Vendor – Baramul Stud; Buyer – Withdrawn
 3 1.0 6. Readysar Colt Prosser Ms S Clenton (3)
4m   More Than Ready (USA) x Aleesar (Danzero )
Lot 1292; 2012 MM National Yearling Sale; Vendor – Vinery Stud ; Buyer – Psd $70,000 Res $80,000
 4 5.5 1. Seaside Tiger K C Smith S Traecey (8)
6g   Tiger Hill (IRE) x Princess Darcy (Alquoz (USA) )
 5 6.6 5. Pass The Jewel R N Godbolt M Paget (1)
4m   Danewin x Nanshan (IRE) (Nashwan (USA) )
 6 7.4 7. Southern Eagle Cathy Chapman K Manoukian (2)
5m   Southern Image (USA) x Osprey Ridge (Bluebird (USA) )
 7 8.4 4. Jamaican Girl M Abbey W Abbey (6)
7m   Fouardee x Nabila (Nediym (IRE) )
 8 10.2 3. Champagne Falls A J Foran J Watkins (5)
4m   Monashee Mountain (USA) x Simple Obsession (King Of Kings (IRE) )
 9 15.0 9. Logan Kingdom Paul Grills G Snowden (4)
3f   Buriton (NZ) x Java Jo (NZ) (Pupil )

Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Progeny winners

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Hayes aims at Thousand Guineas with Afleet Esprit

By Adrian DunnTVNSaturday, August 23, 2014 – 12:59 PM

David Hayes, Photo: Bradley Photographers

David Hayes hopes Afleet Esprit can progress as some of the previous winners of the Simpson Construction Plate following her win at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Commanding Jewel and Gregers won the past two renewals of the race with the former winning the Thousand Guineas and the latter finishing third behind Guelph.

Hayes has Thousand Guineas aspirations for Afleet Esprit, which finished strongly to post her first metropolitan win.

Hayes said he’s likely to step up Afleet Esprit to 1400 metres at her next start, but he’s unsure where that will be.

“I was bit shocked when she was that far back,” Hayes said.

“She’s looking for seven furlongs or a mile. The Thousand Guineas is her main target.

“She showed today she can step up. She isn’t running to her trackwork yet. She is a brilliant trackworker and I think the penny is starting to drop.”

Damien Oliver described Afleet Esprit as a “neat, smart little filly”.

“She showed a bit of class to get herself out of an awkward position and get over the top of them,” Oliver said.

Afleet Esprit, backed from $4 to $3.60, finished too strongly for Avanti, $15, to win by a long head with two and a half lengths to Tahni Dancer, $14, third.

Cool Hero, the $3 favourite, settled third behind the leader, but wasn’t able to impact in straight.

Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Progeny winners

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AFLEET ESPRIT wins the 1st at Moonee Valley   Leave a comment

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3 year old bay filly (18-9-2011) Sire: Bel Esprit Dam: Bonded (Danewin) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Echo Beach Bloodstock
Owners: A L Green, B N Singer, P J French, T J Lyons, Mrs B A Green, R L Kenny, B F Joyner, B Murray, A G Hopwood & S A Farrell
Colours: White, Green Sash, Black Sleeves And Cap

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Afleet Esprit scores a last-stride win over Avanti in the opener at for & Damien Oliver

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Trainer: David Hayes & Tom Dabernig (Flemington)     Jockey: Damien Oliver 55kg      Barrier:2

Record: 3:1-1-0     Prizemoney:$66,820    1st Up: 2:1-0-0    2nd Up: 1:0-1-0

Track: 2:0-1-0     Dist: 1:1-0-0     Track/Dist: 0:0-0-0     Distance(s) Won: 1200 (1)

Fast: 0:0-0-0     Good: 1:1-0-0     Dead: 2:0-1-0     Slow: 0:0-0-0     Heavy: 0:0-0-0

takes aim at Thousand Guineas with Afleet Esprit. Last two winners of today’s race? & Gregers.

Bold ride, Gun jockey!

Nearly went pear-shaped for Afleet Esprit, but all’s well that ends well.

Moonee Valley Race Results Saturday, 23 August 2014

Race 1 - Simpson Construction Plate – 1200m
Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:11.54. Sectional Time: 0:35.16 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $80,000 – 1st: $48,000 2nd: $14,400 3rd: $7,200.
 1 2. Afleet Esprit David Hayes and Tom Dabernig D Oliver (2)
3f   Bel Esprit x Bonded (Danewin )
  Lot 441; 2013 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale; Vendor – Vinery Stud ; Buyer – Withdrawn
Previous Start: 2 – Moonee Valley 2/08/2014, Ntnl Jockeys Celebr. Day-Bm78, 1000m Details
 2 LH 5. Avanti Anthony Freedman D Moor (4)
3f   Street Cry (IRE) x Brockman’s Lass (Encosta De Lago )
Not Offered
 3 2.5 6. Tahni Dancer C W McDonald G Boss (1)
3f   Sebring x Tahni Girl (Redoute’s Choice )
  Lot 364; 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale; Vendor – Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks; Buyer – McDonald Racing / Ferrari Racing  $300,000
 4 3.0 1. Occitan J A O’Shea Nicholas Hall (7)
3f   Street Cry (IRE) x Segolene (Lonhro )
 5 3.1 4. Cool Hero R R Jolly D Dunn (5)
3f   Kaphero x Tarcoola Ice (Zeditave )
 6 4.1 7. Hostile Witness A J Cummings M Zahra (6)
3f   Street Sense (USA) x Biru Lang (USA) (Pine Bluff (USA) )
 7 4.9 8. Super Wildwood Luke Oliver Craig Williams (3)
3f   Testa Rossa x Scone (Zabeel (NZ) )

Posted August 23, 2014 by belesprit09 in Progeny winners, Uncategorized

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