Brilliant Belle is up against a full field of fillies and mares Friday in Keeneland’s 4th race. It is a six furlong sprint over the main track with Rafael Mojica, Jr. up. $7500 claiming.
Belle has been training well and a cursory look at the PPs show she surely isn’t out-classed and she has solid speed which plays to the strength of the racetrack thus far this fall – got to be close in sprints to win. Rafael has been working her so he’s familiar with her.
Below are the PPs for the race. Look for a preview later this week.
Though there were some communication issues surrounding Belle’s work Thursday and it didn’t get recorded, she did breeze 4 furlongs and galloped out an additional furlong over the poly training track at Keeneland.
She went well within herself and Nevada was satisfied with the work. Next step is to enter.
We are looking at Substitute Race 1 (S1) for Friday, October 20. The race is a six furlong dirt affair with a claiming tag of $7500.
Entries draw on Tuesday so keep an eye on the Twitter (@CBY_Racing_Club) for up to the minute info with a blog post to follow that evening.
Brilliant Belle made the trip from Canterbury to Kentucky without issue. She’s settled into her stall and has galloped over the deep main track a couple of times. She appears to be training well and we should see a workout from her in the next day or two. From there we will be looking to enter her in a $7500 sprint on the dirt. The condition book race is scheduled for October 20 but we’ll be looking to hopefully get an ‘extra’ written before then. Here are some photos of her settling in.