Jun 07, 2016
A horse who has always shown metropolitan class potential, Bellomo was able to outclass his rivals after being sent out favourite in the Market Square Handicap at Geelong on Tuesday.
Whilst his victory ended up being quite a soft one, it was not a given during the running with Bellomo settling further back than planned after striking early interference.
"He copped a really heavy bump just out of the gates," reported jockey Matthew Allen, "and it put him off his game a bit so I had to ride him for a bit of luck."
Fortunately Bellomo had enjoyed a good run from thereon and when asked for his effort in the run home lengthened nicely... though he had had enough on the line.
"He was just about out of gas," Allen said. "He had just the one soft jump-out going into this and there was always going to be improvement in him."
Jade Matthews admitted that the race was not easy to watch with Bellomo spotting his rivals so much ground over just 1000m.
"I was worried that he was not going to get there but he stuck his nose out."
"That was fantastic for Rosemary Thomson, she has been a great supporter of Robbie's for years now."
Raced by Rosemary with Robbie and Peter Ford, Bellomo caught Robbie and Peter's eye at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier where he was secured for just $25,000.
A good-looking son of Street Boss, Bellomo is a half-brother to the Listed winner Broadway Harmony out of No Peace, 3/4 sister to the Vanity Stakes winner No Mischief.