Bel Sprinter Heading towards Major 2012 Melbourne Spring Sprints

August 6, 2012

Bel Sprinter Heading towards Major 2012 Melbourne Spring Sprints

While the 2012 Manikato Stakes on October 26 is Bel Sprinter’s main focus, the news that Black Caviar won’t race in the Patinack Farm Classic has opened the door for the five-year-old to tackle both the major Melbourne sprints.

Bel Sprinter

Bel Sprinter will be targeted at the Manikato Stakes this spring

Trained by Jason Warren, the Bel Esprit gelding had a disappointing autumn after signalling plenty of potential last spring.

Unbeaten in the first four starts of his career, Bel Sprinter then ran second in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis before opening his autumn campaign with a win in the Listed Adams Stakes.

But it was all down hill from there for the Mornington-based gelding who struggled with injury and failed to finish better than fourth in his next three starts.

Trainer Warren is ecstatic with the way his stable star has returned from the paddock and is not hesitating in targeting him at the big Group 1 sprints.

“Bel Sprinter looks great and I and looking forward to the Spring,” Warren said.

Warren said the Manikato (1200m) on October 26 would be his primary target and admitted Black Caviar’s absence from both major sprints brought a smile to his face.

“The news certainly made my day,” Warren said.

Bel Sprinter joins the likes of Buffering and Temple Of Boom in horses set to chase Group 1 glory in the Patinack Farm Classic with the race now an open contest without the world’s best sprinter.

Bel Sprinter will begin his spring preparation with a barrier trial at Cranbourne on August 14 before having his first race at Moonee Valley on August 25.

Also set to step out for Warren this spring is Pronto Pronto who will resume on Saturday in the Listed Rosebud at Warwick Farm and is being aimed to make his Group 1 debut in the Golden Rose in September.

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