Belmont Bloodstock Agency has enjoyed good success of late with two of its purchases winning stakes races in the space of a week. The recent victories of promising filles Miss Gai Flyer and Single Spice have given connections plenty to look forward to over the autumn carnival and beyond.
Last Saturday’s Listed Supremacy Stakes (1100m) winner Single Spice has earmarked her as one of Perth most precocious juveniles. The speedy filly by Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt was purchased by Belmont Bloodstock from the 2009 Magic Millions Weanling Sale for $20,000 on behalf of West Australian clients Peter Bell and Ray Meadowcroft.
Single Spiceâ€™s trainer Simon Miller has indicated she will next go to the Gimcrack Stakes, with her ultimate goal this preparation being the $500,000 Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) at Ascot on March 19.
Belmont Bloodstock snapped up what is now a bargain by securing a full sister to Single Spice for $40,000 at session 6 of the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale for the same connections. Single Spice is now a valuable breeding prospect being a stakes winner of 2 races from 4 starts and looks sure to add to that record in the future.
This win comes on the back of another Belmont Bloodstock purchase, Miss Gai Flyer, who was successful first up from a spell in the Listed Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield last Saturday week.
Once again a product of the Arrowfield stallion roster, Miss Gai Flyer is by champion sire Flying Spur out of the well related mare Power Of One. She was knocked down for $250,000 at the 2009 Inglis Easter sale from the Torryburn Stud draft.
Miss Gai Flyer is raced by Gary and Wendy Pfeiler of Sunlands Produce and this is the first yearling purchased by Belmont Bloodstock for them. Gabbedy recalls â€œshe was an outstanding yearling with a lot of quality and a very close relation to Ha Ha, the Golden Slipper winner of 8 races and nearly $3 million in prize money.
The promising 3 year-old filly may in time have another common link with Single Spice, having run second in the Karrakatta Plate herself last season. The Peter Moody trained filly is entered for this Saturday’s Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.