Belle sounds for Caviar sister debut

Belle Couture's large day has finally arrived when she creates her entrance during Bendigo on Sunday. Picture: C...

Belle Couture’s large day has finally arrived when she creates her entrance during Bendigo on Sunday. Picture: Colleen Petch
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THERE is some counsel and also propitious timing in a launch of Belle Couture’s racing career during Bendigo on Sunday.


Trainer Danny O’Brien pronounced he was penetrating to find primitive belligerent for Black Caviar’s already part-famous half sister.

“Damien (Oliver) was unequivocally penetrating for her to start off on one of a improved marks and Bendigo is perfect,” O’Brien pronounced yesterday.

Given a marvellous revelations of a past fortnight, O’Brien pronounced it was substantially a good thing Belle Couture was creation her entrance on Sunday.

Belle Couture was bought for $2.6 million by Bill Vlahos’s now vacant BC3 during a 2012 Sydney Easter Yearling Sale.

Receivers systematic a sale of BC3’s remaining 16 per cent of Belle Couture and a share was snapped adult on Wednesday by existent shareholder Donna Love.

“If she’d raced a month ago, she’d have been held adult in this whole saga, though she is now BC3-free and we can only demeanour brazen to her racing,” O’Brien said.

The tutor certified to pre-race jitters, observant a “feel good” component amid a wider story of a BC3 predicament sat on a shoulders of Belle Couture and her bum brother, “Jimmy”.

Jimmy stays during a Melbourne University equine hospital during Werribee, where an general consultant in a leg condition laminitis has been flown in to check a colt.

Inglis arch executive Mark Webster pronounced there was a remote possibility Jimmy competence make a full liberation and competition though it was distant some-more expected he would be syndicated for timber duties – if he pulls through.

O’Brien pronounced he hoped Belle Couture valid estimable of her bloodlines.

Belle Couture, a half sister of Black Caviar, heads behind to her Flemington stable. Picture: Colleen Petch

Belle Couture, a half sister of Black Caviar, heads behind to her Flemington stable. Picture: Colleen Petch
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“Gee, we wish she can win,” O’Brien pronounced of Belle Couture. “The genuine racing story here is this extraordinary family, of Black Caviar and All Too Hard.

“I only wish this filly can play a partial in that story, even if a teenager one.”

Belle Couture has drawn separator 7 in a margin of 11 for an 1100m fillies’ lass during Bendigo.

Sportsbet posted Belle Couture a $1.80 favourite yesterday.

O’Brien pronounced Belle Couture was open to immeasurable alleviation after dual “soft” jumpouts.

“Look, we’re anticipating her healthy ability competence be adequate for her to come out and win her maiden, though she’s not screwed right down to win,” he said.

“She’s never been off a bridle. She’s a really good filly though I’m in a dim as most as punters as to what she’ll do when she lets down.”

O’Brien pronounced he had expel an eye over Belle Couture’s mythological half sister during Kitchwin Hills timber in a Hunter Valley final week.

“I was adult there inspecting yearlings and there she was in a paddock with another mare,” he said, referring to Black Caviar.

“This filly is not as absolute as Black Caviar, substantially a some-more skinny type.”

O’Brien pronounced he would use Black Caviar’s career as a beam to his doing of Belle Couture.

“When she incited four, Black Caviar had raced only 4 times and she was racing during a tip turn during six,” he said.

“Belle Couture had adolescence issues early on and we were never going to rush her, and we won’t be rushing her.”

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