DAVID and Coral Feek continued their successful run of late with their handy mare Belsielle claiming another city win on Saturday 21 August.
The Feek partnership utilised a freshen up for the speedy ‘pocket rocket’ to find her best at The Valley and bring up the stables third winner from their last six runners.
Coming off a four-week break, Belsielle sat at the hind-quarters of the leader and race-favourite Malicorne before taking over on the bend. She dug deep in the last 100m to hold off the swoopers Love Sensation and Don’ttelltheboss to win by half-of-a-length.
Mornington-based co-trainer David Feek was toying with a rise to stakes class for the mares next assignment.
“You had a couple of horses in that field that had been competing in stakes races. She’s probably another win away from being a genuine stakes contender herself but while she’s in such good form and we’re happy with her in four weeks we’ll certainly put that nomination in,” Feek said.
Looking to utilise the freshen up again, Feek identified the Group Three How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield as a potential target for the mare.
“She’s a little horse. She takes her racing well but I think we’ve identified, particularly as we raise the bar, that we’ve got to go into each race at 120%,” he said.
“I think that four-week break between runs is really helping her.”
Now with two wins and four minor placings to her name, the four-year-old daughter of Brazen Beau has earnt just over $135,000 in prizemoney.