Black Caviar relation destined for jumps   Leave a comment

Black Caviar relation destined for jumps

Esprit De Sol

Esprit De Sol (Image courtesy of Slickpix)

There will be no Group 1 glory or trips to Royal Ascot for Esprit De Sol, but like famous family member Black Caviar he may yet find himself on the feature-race stage.

It’s just that his time in the sun appears destined to be carried out on the jumps circuit.

Esprit de Sol made it back-to-back wins, and two wins from 10 starts overall, with a strong display in the $15,000 Sporting Globe 0-58 Handicap (1900m) at Geelong Synthetic.

Trainer Mark Riley said the three-year-old gelding, who is by the same sire as Black Caviar out of a half-sister to the legendary sprinter’s granddam, had sparked up once introduced to hurdles and was likely to race over them later in his racing career.

“Since we’ve introduced him to a few hurdles it’s definitely made a bit of a difference to him,” Riley said.

“He’s showed us a bit of talent over the hurdles, so maybe he may eventually end up that way I would think.

“He’s only three now, though, so it’s a little bit early before he jumps, but it’d be something we’d be thinking about for sure.”

Esprit De Sol is by Bel Esprit out of Midnight Sun, who is a product of Western Symphony and Song Of Norway.

The latter also produced Scandinavia, dam of Helsinge, who produced Black Caviar after a trip to Bel Esprit in 2005.

WATCH: Esprit De Sol’s win

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Posted June 25, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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