Eliza Park International

There’s something special about a Bel Esprit filly winning in such convincing fashion on debut and for long-time client and breeder, Colin Beggs, he looks to have some interesting times ahead with Call Me Tess.
Stepping out over the 900m at Bendigo, the 2YO put in a command performance, racing away to score by nearly 2 lengths and now appears destined for some city assignments: https://www.racing.com/form/2016-02-06/bendigo/race/1
Colin bred (and part owns) Call Me Tess, just as he did the full sister, City of Song, who won the Listed Blue Sapphire for him before being sold at the Easter Broodmare Sale for $360,000.
Both out of the stakes winning Umatilla mare, Songs of Vienna, Colin also sold, via EPI, a Fastnet Rock half sister for $650,000 at the 2013 Easter Yearling Sale and now has a Smart Missile filly on offer (Lot 83) at this year’s Australian Easter Yearling Sale: one of EPI’s draft of six for the nation’s No. 1 sale.
Now that’s what I call timing!
Hoofnote: Talking about canny breeders, South Australian-based, Tori Park, has had plenty of success with the Bel Esprits and that run continued today with the farm’s home-bred and part-owned, Miss Adele, notching up her 5th win when getting up in a thriller over 1200m at Morphettville.

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