Race goers were stunned as Bell Haven’s number entered the frame at Wentworth Park on Saturday night in claiming the Group 3 720m Betfair Cup.
In what was a stunning finish to a great final, Bell Haven pipped Irma Bale, with Back Page Lead finishing in a close third position.
As expected, Irma Bale led running straight out of the boxes, with Back Page Lead sitting in second position passing the winning post for the first time. As runners rounds the home turn a line of four runs emerged, all with the ability to claim the $25,000 winner’s cheque.
It was however a well timed bob of the head which saw the Group 3, 2013 Betfair Cup title go to the Tasmanian runner, making it her third Group 3 victory at Wentworth Park.
A thrilled owner, Debbie Cannon, said following the event that it has been a joy to travel with Bell Haven and experience such victories.
With a gutsy, 42.33 victory under the belt, Bell Haven is likely to return to Victoria for a challenge at the Sandown Cup.
Wentworth Park will see the running of the Group 3 Evans & Son Jewellers Ladies Bracelet Final next Saturday night, May 4 before Group 1 action returns in June.
See the race photo finish here