Vic Husslers owners will have fingers crossed that the weather fines up and the track dries out quickly at Sale for the debut of Bellinger. 

Trained out of the famed Lindsay Park, brothers Ben and JD Hayes have a healthy opinion of Bellinger but probably won’t risk him starting his campaign on a heavy or slow track. 

Bellinger is a lightly raced 4 year-old gelding who’s never been on a heavy track, but with two starts on slow surfaces has never fired. 

It will also be a long wait for owners, Bellinger is in Race 9 over 1106 metres at 505pm. It’s no easy assignment with Lindsay Park’s other runner Tadweer the hardest to beat while Jabali Ridge is dropping back in grade and close to a win. 

Bellinger looked super when second in a jump out just over a fortnight ago. His first-up record is okay and he was runner-up first-up last preparation. Maybe that’s why he’s already been well supported in the Sportsbet market firming from $7 when betting opened to $5. 

Whether track conditions allow Bellinger to run or not, there’s plenty to look forward to for owners of Bellinger. 

Go the Vic Husslers!

Terry Kennedy