Ben Pearce will accept with two runners to the Belmont turf club race meeting on Saturday, July 11 with fine conditions forecast the rail position is out 6 m racing on a soft five.

The first of the stable runners will see the talented Mad Brad come out in the Beaufine Stakes of listed quality over 1000 m in race seven with Ms Jerry Noske aboard jumping from barrier 2 in a field of 11.

Mad Brad is four-year-old Bay gelding having start number 16 with five wins and seven placings earning prize-money in excess of $149,000, before going for a break he raced at Ascot on March seven, finishing fourth of 9 over 1400 m with Ben Patterson the pilot arriving a length behind the winner and was last seen  at Geraldton in the Batavia Sprint over 1300 m finishing first of 14 on that occasion with Dom Tourneur the pilot landing the prize by a head in a race time of 1:17.16, picking up $48,000 in beer and wine money for the connections.

The final runner on the card will see Vital Edition second up from a spell, come out in race eight in the happy 30th birthday Jayden Gardner handicap over 1400 m with Peter Knuckey aboard jumping from barrier one in a field of 11.

Vital Edition is a 4-year-old bay gelding having start number 22 with five wins and four placings earning prize-money in excess of $113,000, since resuming this preparation he trialed at Lark Hill on June 15 finishing 5 of 7 over 950 m with Peter Hall aboard arriving 3.5 lengths behind the heat winner and was last seen at Belmont on June 27 finishing 13 of 15 over 1300 m with Chloe Azzopardi aboard arriving 6.25 lengths behind the winner in a time of 1:18.41.

Vital Edition was bred by Colin Pearce and is raced in conjunction with his son, trainer Ben Pearce.
We wish all connections the best of luck at Belmont Park on Saturday.

Belmont Form Guide Sat Jul 11

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