Career Highlight for Bel Esprit's Vainstream

Mark Smith - Sunday April 19

On Bel Esprit Stakes day at Caulfield, the Sun Stud stalwart stuck early with his honest son Vainstream in the $200,000 Spendthrift Australia VOBIS Gold Sprint (1200m).Vainstream powers home under Noel Callow - image Racing Photos

A close-up fifth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate the John Pascoe-trained gelding turned the tables on his Oakleigh Plate conqueror Pippie in no mean fashion, charging home under Noel Callow to defeat Street Icon (Street Boss) with Teleplay (Written Tycoon) back in third.

The fleet-footed, short-priced favourite Pippie led them up but was struggling shortly after turning for home

Bred and raced by his trainer, Vainstream has yet to earn black-type in a career of 6 wins, 2 seconds and 5 third from 28 starts with earnings of $346,200.

"I can read him like a book now, I'm pretty rapt about this," Pascoe told racing.com.

"He absolutely deserved to win that race.

"A bit of age helped and also I've turned him around with the feed and a few other little things that he didn't like. And if he didn't like it, he'd tell you.

"We had to work him out and it has taken a long time. Now we've got him under control. He loves it, he loves racing.

"I've got another one that is out of the same mare (Yasey San) and looks like being alright.VOBIS poster boy Vainstream - image Racing Photos

"He's had a fair few starts and he deserves a break. I'll talk to the owners and see what they fancy and see how he pulls up. We'll see.”

A brother to the 4-time winner Yasey Sun, Vainstream is the second foal of Pascoe’s hard-knocking mare Yasey San.

A 7-time winner and placed a further 9 times in a 48-start career, Yasey San is a daughter of the unheralded Sunday Silence stallion Yasey (JPN) who left 43 foals in five seasons before his export to China in 2009.

Yasey is a brother to former Arrowfield shuttler Fuji Kiseki (JPN).  

Yasey San has a 2yo colt by Magnus and a yearling filly by Ready For Victory.

She was covered by Sun Stud’s Palentino last spring.

 

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Race Result - Spendthrift Aust.Vgold Sprint 1200m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.30
1
Vainstream
T: John Pascoe J: N Callow 57
5g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Yasey San (AUS) (Yasey (JPN))
2
1.0
Street Icon
T: K L Corstens J: Thomas Stockdale 55
4m Street Boss (USA) x Villa Albani (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
3
2.0
Teleplay
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 58
5m Written Tycoon (AUS) x Special Episode (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
4
2.7
Ashlor
T: D J McCarthy J: D W Stackhouse 57
6g Hard Spun (USA) x Another Shot (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
5
2.8
Sirius Suspect
T: Saab Hasan J: B Rawiller 57
5g Wanted (AUS) x Sirius Miss (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
6
3.8
Pippie
T: J & C Meagher J: B Melham 58
4m Written Tycoon (AUS) x Coupe Express (AUS) (Ne Coupez Pas (USA))
7
3.9
Zargos
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Jye McNeil 57
4m Shamardal (USA) x Sister Rocks (USA) (Rock Hard Ten (USA))
8
4.0
I'm Telling Ya
T: Amy & Ash Yargi J: J Noonan 57
6g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Rapid Sensation (AUS) (Success Express (USA))
9
5.8
Faatinah
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: D Oliver 61
7g Nicconi (AUS) x Alqwah (IRE) (Danehill (USA))
10
6.0
Fine Dane
T: J F Moloney J: Beau Mertens 57
4g Danerich (AUS) x Fine Feelings (AUS) (Monde Bleu (GB))
11
7.7
Miss Vixen
T: Ms C Alderson J: Craig Williams 55
5m Foxwedge (AUS) x Kirvinsky (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
12
7.9
Midnight Cowboy
T: Nathan Hobson J: W Egan 57
7g Churchill Downs (AUS) x Midnight Mist (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
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