Bessano revived memories of Group 1 sprinter Super Elegant with a last-start victory at Seymour.
Bessano (3f Valixir – Full Noise by Kaapstad) scored at first time of asking for local trainer David Bourne in the Centrebet Best Tote Maiden Plate (1300m) on Thursday. She had been unplaced in two starts with Patrick Payne during a short spring prep.
The Valixir filly sports the yellow and red striped silks of Albert Park owner David Trevethan. Super Elegant carried those same colours to 19 wins including G1 victories in the 2004 Goodwood Hcp and Doomben 10,000.
Super Elegant hailed from a famed Lomar Park family that also produced the $1.35 million Fastnet Rock colt who topped the Gold Coast Magic Millions earlier this month.
Lomar Park owner Fred Peisah stood Mister C at his Werombi stud between 1998 and 2004. A son of Danzig, he also sired Super Elegant’s stakes winning brothers Elegancy (G2 Angas Brut Classic) and Mister Elegant (G3 Victoria Hcp).
Bessano is from the second crop of Lomar Park sire Valixir (Ire). A G1 winner of the Queen Anne Stakes and Prix d’Ispahan, he arrived in Australia right in the middle of the E.I. crisis in 2007 and that first crop included Perth stakes winner Lethal Jones.
Trevethan bought Bessano’s dam Full Noise for $102,500 at the 2008 NZB National Broodmare Sale. The Kiwi mare had won the Listed STC Stayers’ Cup on a hit-and-run trip to Rosehill in May 1999.
Full Noise has an unnamed 2yo filly by Yarradale Stud sire Musket and Trevethan pensioned the mare after she foaled a Beneteau colt last September.
– Karl Patterson