Bel Esprit Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Bel Esprit Stakes. The Bel Esprit Stakes will be run on Saturday 23rd April at Caulfield racecourse.

1BEAU RADAG4John McArdle
2BIG BUDDIEG7Andrew Sawden
3BULLPITG4Danny O’Brien
4CASHEDG4Ryan Balfour
5EXCLUSIVE LASSM4Nigel Blackiston
6GIRL GUIDEM6Ciaron Maher
7GOOD OFFAG4Byron Cozamanis
9HUSSON EAGLEG4Patrick Payne
10IT IS WRITTENG7Robbie Griffiths
11JAVAG4Lee & Anthony Freedman
12KLISHINAM6David Bourne
14MIRAGEG6Darren Weir
15NOZOMIG4Lee & Anthony Freedman
16OLIVIERG5Darren Weir
17ONEROUSG4Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
18OUR NKWAZIG9Shawn Mathrick
19PILLY’S WISHM5Mick Price
20PITTSBURGH FLYERM4Lee & Shannon Hope
21PRETTY POSSUMM6Russell Osborne
22SHEIDELM4David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23SOLAR DUCHESSM5Robbie Griffiths
24SUPIDOH4Michael Kent
25THAT’S A GOOD IDEAG6Peter & Paul Snowden
27UNDER THE LOUVREH5Robert Smerdon
28WELL SPRUNGC3Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor
29WE’VE GOT THISG4Greg Eurell


Promising hurdler Now And Zen has undergone surgery for colic, ruling him out of the remainder of the jumps season.

The Darren Weir-trained jumper was being prepared for the Galleywood Hurdle over 3200m on May 4, the middle day of the three-day Warrnambool carnival.

He took a step towards that race when he won a hurdle school at Warrnambool on Friday, but soon after was found to have developed colic.

Now And Zen underwent an operation on Friday evening and will now need three months off, which puts him out of contention for the rest of the jumps season which finishes in September.

The winner of his first four starts over jumps last season, Now And Zen was spelled after running fourth in the Grand National Hurdle at Warrnambool last July.

After five flat runs before a return to jumping, Now And Zen displayed his class winning the Somerled Hurdle over 3600m at Oakbank on Easter Monday.

Jumps racing returns to the city area in Melbourne on Wednesday with a hurdle and steeplechase at Sandown.

There were no jumps races run in the metropolitan area last year when Sandown was closed for remedial works and the major races transferred to Ballarat and Warrnambool.

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