May 09, 2016
It was a much deserved win for Melanion at Bairnsdale on Sunday, the four-year-old having been in such great form in the lead up, close up at all three previous runs back from a spell.
And a tough win it was too, Melanion having to overcome trouble in running - held up from the turn to the 200m, taking a late split when it came and finding the line in determined fashion.
It was the third victory from 15 starts for the son of Bel Esprit who was sent out favourite in the 1200m BM58 event.
Purchase at the 2013 Perth Magic Millions, Melanion is out of the multiple city winning Scenic mare Eliza Park whose six foals to race have all been winners including Bel Esprit's dual Gr.3 winner Gabbidon.
Served last spring by Brazen Beau, Eliza Park is a half-sister to the four times Group winner Kate's Myth from the family of high class sprinters Hay List and Paint.
Congratulations to Melanion's owners Peter Comley, Paul Curtain, Shiranee Griffiths, Tim Brennan, Graeme Curtain, Troy Wilson, Michael Johnston, Rocket To Hollywood, S Evans, P Elliott, J Goodrich, M Gallagher & P Connelly.