Tactical Advantage

Sire: Bel Esprit
Dam: Above Perfection
Colour: Brown
Gender: Gelding
Age: 4 year old
Foaled: Sep 21st, 2013
Country: Australia
Silks: Red, Black Stripes
Trainer's Name: Kris Lees


Gooree Stud (Mgr: E M Cojuangco)

Career Record: 13 - 5 - 3 - 2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    38.5 %
  • Place
    38.5 %





Brown geldingFoaled in 2013

SireRoyal AcademyNijinskyNorthern Dancer
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) Crimson SaintCrimson Satan
  Vin d'AmourAdios
DamEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
  Silken StepTolomeo

BEL ESPRIT (AUS) (Bay 1999-Stud 2003). 8 wins-5 at 2, BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. Sire of Winners 2012-13. Sire of 910 rnrs, 623 wnrs, 24 SW, inc. Black Caviar (VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1), Bel Sprinter, Bel Mer, Keen Array, Sweet Sherry, Afleet Esprit, Se Sauver, Gabbidon, Vivacious Spirit, Lady Esprit, Iconic, Angels Beach, City of Song, Honey Flower, Loveyamadly, Audacious Spirit, Oregon Spirit, Strike the Tiger, etc.


1st dam

Above Perfection, by Encosta de Lago. Winner at 1400m, A$83,730, AJC Collimore Park H., 2d AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, Illawarra TC Keith F Nolan Classic, L, 3d STC Furniture One Trade Show H. Three-quarter-sister to Mr Bogart, Wookah. Dam of five named foals, four to race, all winners, inc:-

Tactical Advantage (g. by Bel Esprit). 5 wins. See below.

Way Too Good (f. by Strategic Maneuver). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$119,105, ATC Tab.com.au H., TAB More Than Winning H., 2d ATC Tab.com.au P., More Than Ready at Vinery H., Hyland Race Colours H.-twice, 3d ATC Pro-Ride H., Tab.com.au 2YO P., Bayer H., 4th Scone RC Denise's Joy S., L.

Venus Amoris (f. by Choisir). 2 wins at 900m, 1000m to 2016-17 in Aust.

Key to Glory (g. by Your Song). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

ACTRESS, by Snippets. 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$115,195, AJC Keith Mackay H., L, Reginald Allen H., L, STC Canterbury League Club 2YO H., 2d STC Quality H., 4th AJC Flight S., Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to Dearness (dam of ROMANTIC TOUCH, BURNING PASSION), half-sister to High Heels (dam of DESERT WAR, LASER HAWK), Big Step (dam of GOBI RANGER). Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Mr Bogart (Northern Meteor). 5 wins to 1400m, A$162,450, HK$4,691,975, to 2016-17, ATC Hyland Race Colours H., Cellarbrations H., HKJC Amber H., Woodpecker H., 2d ATC Skyline S., Gr.2, Canberra Guineas, L, HKJC Panasonic Cup, Flying Dancer H., Yau Oi H., Beijing H., 3d ATC Darby Munro S., L, HKJC Tuen Mun Public School H.

Above Perfection (Encosta de Lago). Winner. See above.

Soapbox. Winner at 2, ATC Gosford Memberships 2YO H., 2d ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H.


3rd dam

SILKEN STEP, by Tolomeo. Unraced. Half-sister to BROTO, Pay Back Time, Endless Wonder (dam of WONDERER), Spectacular Play (dam of JANFRANCO). Dam of 12 named foals, 6 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

ACTRESS (Snippets). 3 wins. See above.

High Heels. 2 wins at 1400m, 1550m, AJC Optus World H., STC St John Bosco College H. Dam of-

DESERT WAR (Desert King). 2007 Champion Australian Middle-Distance Horse. 12 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$3,046,610, AJC Epsom H., Gr.1-twice, Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, STC Ranvet S., Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, STC Apollo S., Gr.2, Hill S., Gr.2-twice, 2d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, 3d AJC George Main S., Gr.1, STC Ranvet Rawson S., Gr.1-twice, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, Apollo S., Gr.2-twice, GCTC AD Hollindale S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway H., Gr.3.

LASER HAWK (Artie Schiller). 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$711,750, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, ATC Quakers Inn H., 2d Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, 3d Australian Derby, Gr.1, ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1.

Our Desert Warrior (Desert King). 3 wins from 1500m to 1600m, A$106,900, ATC Casino Prince at Vinery H., Ibis Styles Draw H., 3d ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, 4th Geelong Classic, L.

Wookah (Encosta de Lago). 6 wins at 1400m, 1450m, A$306,605, MRC Organ & Tissue Transplant H., SAJC Paul Snigg H., 2d VRC Super Impose S., L, 3d SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3.

Dearness. 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$102,630, AJC Kogarah 2YO H., STC Spring Valley Vibe H. Dam of-

ROMANTIC TOUCH (Northern Meteor). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, A$406,110, HK$10,750,450, M$1,250,000, to 2016-17 in Aust., HK and Macau, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, Macau Hong Kong Trophy, L, ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., Tab.com.au 2YO P., HKJC Wong Nai Chung H., 2d HKJC BOCHK Wealth Management Jockey Club Mile, Gr.2, Premier P., Gr.3, Sa Sa Ladies' Purse, L, January Cup, L, Centenary Vase, L, 3d HKJC Sa Sa Ladies' Purse, Gr.3, Centenary Vase, Gr.3, ATC Eskimo Prince S., L, HKJC BMW Hong Kong Derby, L.

BURNING PASSION (Northern Meteor). 6 wins to 1400m, A$454,030, to 2016-17, Qld Tatt's RC WJ Healy S., Gr.3, ATC Theraces H., Myboycharlie at Vinery H., TAB Early Quaddie P., 3d ATC Show County H., Gr.3, Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3.

Silky Tiger. Unraced. Dam of-

Brave Flying Hawk (Chateau Istana). 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1050m, 1350m to 2017-18 in Macau, 3d Macau Lisboa Challenge Final, L.

Big Step. Unraced. Dam of-

GOBI RANGER (Tale of the Cat). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, NZ$141,800, 3,960Rgt., S$75,735, ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Singapore TC Benchmark 67 H., 2d ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, Whangarei RC Westbury Stud Challenge S., L, Singapore TC Benchmark 83 H., 3d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr.3.


Race Record: 13 Starts 5-3-2 A$283,025.

5 wins to 1200m, A$283,025, in 2016-17, ATC Wilkes Quality H., Spark of Life H., BRC Harding Steel P., ATC Theraces H., TAB H., 2d BRC Daybreak Lover P., L, ATC Boxing Day at Randwick H., 3d ATC Darby Munro S., L, E-Group Security Sprint H.

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