Trainer David Hall continued his excellent late-season form when Beluga, triumphant in the Class 3 Mount Nicholson Handicap (1400m), lifted Hall’s seasonal tally to 35, a haul which includes four wins from his past eight runners.
“He’s by Tavistock and you sort of think they’re going to run 2000m, but he’s out of a Written Tycoon mare so he might have too much brilliance to be staying but the new season we might try him again at the right time,” Hall said of the gelding’s suitability to shorter trips.
“Potentially, he’s always looked like he could get to Class 2 and I think under the right circumstances, I think he will.”
Beluga was bred by Angela Haynes and sold as a yearling through Curraghmore's 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 draft. He returned to the auction ring as a Ready To Run 2YO when purchased by John Foote out of Riversley Park's draft.
Beluga now has four wins and five placings from 12 starts. -HKJC