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Grand Nirvana Wins H.G.Bolton Sprint

Monday, 17th May 2010

Ill-fated former Durham Lodge stallion Scenic (Sadler's Wells-Idyllic, by Foolish Pleasure) added a black-type success when 4YO gelding Grand Nirvana (Scenic-Paradise Park, by Bletchley Park) scored a 1-length victory in the $75,000 Listed H.G.Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont Park in Perth. Grand Nirvana (ridden by Daniel Staeck for trainer Fred Kersley) defeated Idyllic Prince (Scenic-Uma Princess, by Umatilla) & Roman Time (Danetime-True Roman, by Is It True). Grand Nirvana took his record to 6 wins (also including 2009's Gr3 Roma Cup over 1200m at Belmont Park, Listed H.G.Bolton Stakes over 1200m at Belmont Park & Listed Belmont Guineas over 1600m, plus 2008's Listed Fairetha Stakes over 1400m at Ascot & Listed Supremacy Stakes over 1100m at Ascot) & 6 placings (including 2009's Gr3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot & Gr3 R.J.Peters Stakes over 1500m at Ascot, plus 2008's Gr2 Karrakatta Plate over 1200m at Ascot, Gr3 WA Sires' Produce Stakes over 1400m at Ascot & Listed Belgravia Stakes over 1200m at Ascot) from 20 starts for $591,200 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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