Brilliant Belle, a 4-year old bay daughter of Afleet Alex, is the first runner for the 2017 Club!
Claimed out of the 5th race at Oaklawn today by trainer Nevada Litfin for $7500, she finished a solid 2nd place after stalking the speed mid-pack in the 6 furlong affair finishing well in her 2nd start off a short layoff. We won a 2-way shake for her as there was one other claim slip dropped.
In her short career she has run 13 times, winning twice and now finishing in the money for the 8th time. She broke her maiden at Keeneland in a $20,000 maiden claimer and notched her second win in a $30,000 non-winners of two claiming race at Churchill last June.
Nevada will get her back to the barn, cool her out and we’ll see how she’s doing in a few days and plan her first start for us – be it at Oaklawn or opening weekend here at home (if we can get in).
I will post her lifetime past performances either later this evening or tomorrow so you can all peruse.
Congratulations and Good Luck to us all!