Belltone Wins 2013 BRC Sprint – Doomben Race 8 Results

Kelso Wood-trained sprinter Belltone returned to form at Doomben today with a strong win in the Group 3 2013 BRC Sprint (1350m).

Belltone will head to the Stradbroke after today's BRC Sprint win. Photo: Daniel Costello.

After stable star Sizzling disappointed earlier in the day, it was a brilliant finish to the day for the successful pairing of Kelso Wood and jockey Chris Munce.

Settling in a perfect spot just behind the leaders after jumping from barrier six, Belltone emerged in the straight with a big sprint to beat home Mahisara and Listen Son.

It was Belltone’s first win since last winter but he showed he is clearly back to his best and will now be set for the Group 1 2013 Stradbroke Handicap.

“He’s back to his best which is good to see, he’s a marvellous old horse,” Wood said.

“We’ll head to the Stradbroke.”

Belltone was one of the most consistent horses last winter, taking out two Listed races and finishing second in the QTC Cup.

It was a feeling of relief for Munce who had failed to get a result from six previous rides in the day.

“It’s been a long day up until now so it was good to end on a winner,” Munce said.

“He’s a terrific old horse Belltone. He’s got a lot of good people behind him so it’s good for him to get a result like this.”

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BRC Sprint 2013 – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 11 BELLTONE Kelso Wood Chris Munce 5 56kg $9
2 17e MAHISARA Paul Messara Jim Cassidy 1L 14 54.5kg $6
3 14 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 1.2L 1 55kg $15
4 15 MORNING CAPTAIN Kelly Doughty Jim Byrne 1.3L 11 55kg $21
5 16 FIRE UP FIFI Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 1.5L 4 54kg $5.50F
6 3 READY TO RIP Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.9L 12 58kg $13
7 7 STARTSMEUP John, Daniel & Christopher Meagher Ric McMahon 2.1L 15 57kg $21
8 12 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff Brad Stewart 2.3L 10 56kg $19
9 5 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Damian Browne 2.4L 9 57kg $13
10 9 GREEN BIRDIE (NZ) Darlene Duryea Michael Walker 3.4L 13 56.5kg $101
11 6 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride Nicholas Hall 3.6L 6 57kg $6
12 2 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Glen Colless 4.1L 3 58.5kg $7
13 20e WAR ENDS Toby Edmonds Timothy Bell 4.2L 7 54kg $31
14 19e KING SAUL Kelly Schweida Stephen Baster 5.5L 8 54kg $151
15 13 JUSTANEXCUSE (NZ) Lisa Latta Leith Innes 5.8L 2 55kg $31