Following on from the “Dreams Do Come True” story recently, our beautiful Bel Esprit x Monte Bella filly has been named ….. Spirit Rich.
Bella, as she is affectionately known by two of her happy owners, commenced her second educational preparation at the Robert Heathcote stables last month.
To date, Bella has had two jumps from the barriers, one on dirt over 400m which she won by five lengths and a second on turf over 800m on a heavy track. Unfortunately, our girl didn’t like the tough going and finished a creditable 4th in a field of seven.
Despite having not handled the softness of the ground, her track work rider says Bella is doing everything right and did not sustain any injuries from her gallop.
On a positive note Bella received her barrier certificate on the same day which is very good news, meaning she will be able to officially trial and race when she is ready for the next step.
Many race meetings and trials have been abandoned in South East Queensland over the past couple of weeks so we are waiting on some clear, track drying weather. The Deagon track will be holding trials next Thursday, so at this stage we hoping Bella can participate.
Spirit Rich … May she have lots of spirit and make us all rich …