Bel Esprit X Brideshead 15' Colt

Bel Esprit X Brideshead 15

Sire: Bel Esprit

Dam: Brideshead

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Aug 27th, 2015

Country: Australia

Silks: Green, Gold Diamond, Armbands, White Cap

Trainer's Name: Shane Nichols


Brian Brian, Louie Cheng, Bobby Chow, John Eager, Dennis Loh, Dennis Loh, Brett Marsh





Foaled 27th August 2015

SireRoyal AcademyNijinskyNorthern Dancer
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) Crimson SaintCrimson Satan
  Vin d'AmourAdios
DamRahyBlushing GroomRed God
BRIDESHEAD (USA) Glorious SongHalo
2008Lizzy's BluffPine BluffDanzig
  Sweet as HoneyStrike the Gold

BEL ESPRIT (AUS) (Bay 1999-Stud 2003). 8 wins-5 at 2, BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. Sire of Winners 2012-13. Sire of 891 rnrs, 600 wnrs, 23 SW, inc. Black Caviar (VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1), Bel Sprinter, Bel Mer, Sweet Sherry, Afleet Esprit, Se Sauver, Gabbidon, Vivacious Spirit, Keen Array, Iconic, Angels Beach, City of Song, Honey Flower, Loveyamadly, Audacious Spirit, Oregon Spirit, Strike the Tiger, Peach Tree, etc.


1st dam

BRIDESHEAD, by Rahy. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Half-sister to PLEASE EXPLAIN, Nicklaus Way. This is her third foal. Dam of one foal to race.


2nd dam

LIZZY'S BLUFF, by Pine Bluff. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to I AIN'T BLUFFING (dam of ACTING HAPPY), half-sister to BORREGO. Dam of 6 named foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

PLEASE EXPLAIN (Curlin). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 8¼f, 8½f, Tampa Bay Downs Suncoast S., L, 3d Fair Grounds Tiffany Lass S., L.

Nicklaus Way (Bluegrass Cat). 6 wins from 7f to 8¼f, US$211,511, 2d Tampa Bay Downs Challenger S., L-twice, 3d Ellis Park Don Bernhardt S., L, 4th Prairie Meadows Cornhusker H., Gr.3.

Brideshead. Winner. See above.

Dontwaltzme. Unraced. Dam of-

Sky Team. 2 wins at 1650m in 2017-18, BRC Hamilton Hotel P., Ipswich TC Win Free for a Year H., 2d Ipswich TC Schweppes H.


3rd dam

SWEET AS HONEY, by Strike the Gold. Unplaced. Half-sister to I AIN'T BLUFFING (dam of ACTING HAPPY), TRUTH OF IT ALL, Honest Answer, Cup of Tricks. Dam of 14 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

BORREGO (El Prado). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1m to 1¼m, US$2,052,090, Belmont Jockey Club Gold Cup, Gr.1, Del Mar Pacific Classic S., Gr.1, 2d Hollywood Gold Cup, Gr.1, Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby, Gr.2, Louisiana Downs Super Derby, Gr.2, Oaklawn Park Arkansas Derby, Gr.2, Santa Anita Sham S., L, Del Mar El Cajon S., L, 3d Santa Anita H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Mervyn LeRoy H., Gr.2, 4th Hollywood Park Californian S., Gr.2. Sire.


4th dam

CUP OF HONEY, by Raise a Cup. 9 wins, River Downs Rambling Rose H., L, 3d Arlington Park Pucker Up S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Falls City H., Gr.3, Hawthorne Yo Tambien H., L. Sister to DINNER MONEY, three-quarter-sister to Super Darling (dam of SINCEILOSTMYBABY, STORM'S DARLING), half-sister to DOUBLE WIN, MISTER C, SILVERY HONEY (dam of POWERFUL PUNCH, SILVER CROWN, SILVERY TOPPING), Don't Honey Me (dam of HONEST ADVICE), Hasty Appeal (dam of DR. PARK, JUSTENUFAPPEAL, KELLY LEAK). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 12 winners, inc:-

I AIN'T BLUFFING (Pine Bluff). 8 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, US$580,329, Hollywood Park Milady H., Gr.1, Santa Anita La Brea S., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Hawthorne H., Gr.2, Railbird S., Gr.2, Matiara H., L, Santa Anita Possibly Perfect S., L, 3d Santa Anita La Canada S., Gr.2, El Encino S., Gr.2, Del Mar Torrey Pines S., L. Dam of-

ACTING HAPPY (Empire Maker). 2 wins at 9f, US$262,470, Pimlico Black-Eyed Susan S., Gr.2, 3d Saratoga Alabama S., Gr.1, Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1, 4th Laurel Maryland Racing Media S., L.

I Ain't P T. Raced once. Dam of-

TOGETHER INDY (Not for Love). 3 wins at 6f, 7f, US$229,284, Keeneland Commonwealth S., Gr.2.

CAN'T EXPLAIN (Not for Love). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 8½f, US$219,809, Gulfstream Park Wasted Tears S., L, 2d Saratoga Schuylerville S., Gr.3.

Hope's Folly. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

FUZZY MUZZLE (Closing Argument). 9 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$342,824, to 2017, Monmouth Dan Horn H., L, Charles Hesse III H., L-twice.

TRUTH OF IT ALL (Proud Truth). 7 wins-4 at 2, US$410,184, Woodbine Grey S., Gr.3, Thistledown Black Gold H., L, 2d Woodbine Dominion Day H., Gr.3, Thistledown Breeders' Cup H., L, 3d Keeneland Lexington S., Gr.2.

Honest Answer (Tale of the Cat). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Hollywood Park Railbird S., Gr.3. Dam of-

Honest Gold. 2 wins at 6f, 7½f, Gulfstream Park Allowance. Dam of-

R KINSLEY DOLL (Big Drama). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, US$314,938, to 2017, Gulfstream Park Three Ring S., L, Jewel Princess S., L.

Cup of Tricks (Clever Trick). Winner at 2, 3d Newmarket Danepak Bacon S., L. Dam of-

Art of Illusion. Unraced. Dam of-

ILLUSSION ARTIST (Drosselmeyer). 5 wins from 6f to 1m, US$245,320, to 2017, Oaklawn Park Carousel S., L, Delta Downs Lookout S., L.

MY SPANX (A. P. Delta). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, Retama Park La Senorita S., L, 3d Louisiana Downs Donnie Wilhite Memorial H., L. Producer.