Bel Esprit three year-old Burning Bell looked ultra impressive winning at the Brisbane metro meeting in what was an action packed day at Ipswich.
Prepared by Toby and Trent Edmonds, Burning Bell was sent out a warm $1.60 favourite on the strength of a luckless second at the same track and distance on debut in February.
Ryan Maloney was set to ride Burning Bell before being ruled out after being dislodged from Sacred Oath in a well publicised incident earlier in the day.
Andrew Mallyon stepped in for the ride and gave a polished display to get the filly across from a wide barrier into the box seat, before racing away for a widening 2.8 length margin on the line.
“I really like this fillies action. What I liked even more today was the turn of foot she showed. To be any chance of making it to black type level, you have to have turn of foot,” said OnTrack’s Grant Morgan.
“She didn’t have any luck on debut and we came her with plenty of confidence off the back of that and her very good work since.”
Burning Bell was an inexpensive yearling purchase for Ontrack and what is now a large ownership group. Purchased from the COVID impacted 2020 QTIS Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Burning Bell was secured for just $38,000.
Burning Bell is the second foal from the 2yo stakeswinning Sequalo mare Flamenco. Like top sires Written Tycoon and Capitalist, Burning Bell was bred in Queensland by prodigious winner getting farm Daandine Stud at Warwick.
Congratulations to winning owners: Malcolm Borger, Norm Fowles, Average Joe Racing Synd (Manager: Troy Rowe), Jason & Linda Lelay, Colin & Jenny Watts, Chris Scott, Anne Wade, Darren Turner, Chris Goddard, Damien Chown, Tony Wilson, Denis & Margaret Frew, Trent Purdon, Anthony Bailey, Jenny Ball, Joeline Barnes, Garry Batchelder, Tracey Bliss, Stuart Cadzow, Stephen Carroll, Darren Chiswick, Gary Egan, Tim Gaske, Paul Lewis, Bebe Mawer, Chris Newman, Jason Piddington, Kevan Richiardi, Vic Smythe & Peter Willis.
Photos courtesy of Trackside: www.tracksidephotography.com