Bel Sprinter Set for Challenge Stakes 2012

March 28, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Bel Sprinter Set for Challenge Stakes 2012

After recovering from a minor leg abrasion that stopped them competing in the Newmarket Handicap Jason Warren’s brilliant sprinter, the aptly named Bel Sprinter, is ready to return to the winners stall in the 2012 Challenge Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday.

Bel Sprinter

Bel Sprinter is ready to tackle the 2012 Challenge Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday

One of just seven horses accepted for this year’s edition of the $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1100m), Bel Sprinter comes into the race with an impressive career record of five wins from seven starts.

Their first loss was a close second in the Bobbie Lewis at Flemington last September before they missed out on the win again, this time finishing sixth, when beaten one and a half lengths by Brisbane galloper Woorim in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

Far from disgraced with their Oakleigh Plate effort, Warren intended to back Bel Sprinter up in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 10.

They were scratched from the event, subsequently won by reigning Challenge Stakes winner Hay List, after suffering a slight skin abrasion to their hind leg after they kicked at post.

“He just had a little bit of heat around the scratch on race morning and you are never quite sure about their bloods when they’ve been on antibiotics, so I thought it was better to miss the Newmarket and focus on Sydney,” Warren explained.

The Mornington-based horseman is confident Bel Sprinter is back to peak fitness now and is looking forward to meeting fellow spruik sprinter Rain Affair in the Challenge Stakes on Saturday.

“I’m pretty confident that he is back to where he was before he won first-up at Caulfield,” Warren said.

“I’m looking forward to taking him to Sydney and I’m sure he’ll run well.”

Adding to Warren’s confidence that Bel Sprinter was up to Saturday’s Challenge was their smart workout at Sandown earlier this week.

“His work has been good and I’m really happy with him,” he said.

“I’ve galloped him a few times at home the Sydney way around and he has done it well.

“He galloped well that way at Sandown yesterday and Ben (Melham) was happy.”

The other major players that are likely to follow Rain Affair and Bel Sprinter in the 2012 Challenge Stakes odds at bookmaker.com.au once released are exciting fillies Elite Falls, who ran second in the Oakleigh Plate first-up, and Satin Shoes.

While acknowledging the class of the diminutive field, Warren wouldn’t swap his horse for any other.

“It’s a good field, but he will be competitive,” he said.

“He needs to probably win a race like this before we head to something like the TJ Smith and tackle Hay List and Rain Affair.

“At this stage he will probably go to The Galaxy after this.”

The $350,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m), also on the radar for the Clarry Conners-trained Satin Shoes, runs at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 21.

All of the Rosehill Guineas Day betting markets will be released at our number one recommended online bookie bookmaker.com.au shortly.

So don’t delay, sign-up with bookmaker.com.au today and remember to enter the code BONUSBET when prompted to unlock your $300 Bonus Welcome Bet!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field