Second Stakes for Bel Esprit's Tactical Advantage

Mark Smith - Tuesday November 5

If Australian Bloodstock was disappointed with the performance of their colour-bearer Mustajeer (GB) in the Melbourne Cup it didn’t take long to bounce back with the Bel Esprit gelding Tactical Advantage breaking a run of outs in the Listed MSS Security Sprint (1200m) at Flemington.

Ridden by Damien Oliver for trainer Kris Lees, Tactical Advantage pounced on the leaders in the final two hundred metres to defeat

Holbien (Pierro) by one and a half lengths with Milwaukee (Fastnet Rock) one and a quarter lengths back in third.Tactical Advantage wisn for Australian Bloodstock

It was his first win since the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford in January.

“We were really happy with him coming here today. He came out of his Caulfield run quite well, he was unknown up the straight, but he got a lovely ride and everything set up nicely for him,” Lees said.

“There was a good tempo and Damien exposed him at the right time and he was very strong and it was a perfect surface for him.”  

A Gooree Stud homebred that was purchased by Australian Bloodstock last year, Tactical Advantage advances his record to 10 wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds from 28 starts with earnings of $707,650.

Tactical Advantage is the best of five winners from as many to race out of the Group III placed Encosta de Lago mare Above Perfection, a daughter of stakes-winner Actress from the family of Gooree Stud's Group I winners Desert War, Laser Hawk and Romantic Touch.

Above Perfection has a 2yo filly by Artie Schiller (USA) named Kaakit Akit, a yearling colt by Shalaa (IRE) and foaled a Smart Missile filly two weeks back.

Sun Stud’s 20-year-old sire Bel Esprit continues to churn out the winners, which is why he remains one of Victoria’s most popular stallions at a fee of $11,000.

 

Advertisment

Race Result - Mss Security Sprint LR 1200m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:09.91
1
Tactical Advantage
T: K A Lees J: D Oliver 58
6g Bel Esprit (AUS) x Above Perfection (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Bel Esprit
2
1.5
Holbien
T: S J Richards J: Lachlan King 54
5g Pierro (AUS) x Carribean Sunset (IRE) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Pierro
3
2.8
Milwaukee
T: M D Moroney J: L Currie 56
6g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Hummingbird (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Fastnet Rock
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Willow Park Stud, Scone
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds
4
3.8
Parsifal
T: Will Clarken J: Damian Lane 55
5g Darci Brahma (NZ) x Della Lobra (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $37,500
V:Little Avondale Stud
B: Mrs MJ Murdoch
5
4.6
Lagerfeld
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ms L J Meech 54
5g Denman (AUS) x Coco Kerringle (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
6
5.4
Smart Coupe
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Craig Williams 54
5m Smart Missile (AUS) x Coupe (AUS) (Spinning World (USA))
7
6.2
Intuition
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 55
5g Street Cry (IRE) x Radar (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
8
7.0
Runson
T: L & T Corstens J: S Baster 54.5
7g Delzao (AUS) x Runs On Dreams (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
9
7.3
More Than Exceed
T: P Stokes J: Kayla Crowther 54
4g More Than Ready (USA) x Exceedingly Regal (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
10
8.1
Crown Fontein
T: J E Hickmott J: Sairyn Fawke 54
5g Turffontein (AUS) x Miss Crown (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
11
8.2
Royal Symphony
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 58
5h Domesday (AUS) x Naturalist (AUS) (Palace Music (USA))
More Reading...
Oaks Winner Jennifer Eccles Pleases in Trial
Shaune Ritchie was beaming after Jennifer Eccles’ 1050m trial at Ruakaka on Tuesday.
First Season Favourites –Trapeze Artist
The recent Inglis Chairman’s Sale for elite broodmares provided an enticing sample of what’s to come in terms of quality mares in foal to last season’s vintage offering of first crop sires headed by the big three – Trapeze Artist, Justify and The Autumn Sun.
Sires With Winners - Wednesday August 5
Here is the full list of 35 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
$1.5 Million Mares – Where Are They?
Audience interest in the whereabouts and performance of the most expensive broodmares sold at public auction in Australia has led to another story highlighting all of those in the popular price bracket of $1.5 million.
A Victory for the Locals in Seymour Cup
The Japanese-breds have been having the time of their lives in Australia of late so when Damian Lane drove A Shin Rook (JPN) through on the rails in Sunday’s $200,000 Listed Seymour Cup (1600m0 it looked a matter of here we go again but this one was destined to be a local victory.
Twenty-Sixth Stakes Winner for Bel Esprit
The 5-year-old Bel Esprit mare Belwazi made her first stakes attempt a winning one in Saturday’s Listed Kensington Stakes at Flemington and in the process provided a welcome to Victoria for the champion South Australian jockey Jamie Kah.
Entries Closing Soon for Inglis Ready2Race Sale
The 2020 renewal of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale is certain to be the strongest yet – in terms of quality of both horses and vendors.
A Class Above
Four year-old Sebring mare Emeralds contested some of the best three year-old fillies races last season and was never beaten far, so always looked a good thing in a Benchmark 72 race at Canterbury on a Wednesday.
New Winner for Shalaa
Arrowfield Stud shuttler Shalaa (IRE) was making news this week when siring the top lot at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale and featured overnight with a new winner in Cream of the Crop.
Wyndspelle on Parade
Group One winner Wyndspelle will be on parade at the Hawera racecourse on Saturday ahead of his debut season at stud.