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Black Heart Bart Starts Beach Work For The Spring

Multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart has begun work for the spring at Darren Weir’s Warrnambool stable.

Black Heart Bart Starts Beach Work For The Spring

Multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart has begun work for the spring at Darren Weir’s Warrnambool stable.

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Black Heart Bart Horseform was a notable absentee from the autumn carnival after racing in Perth in December.

He had hoof issues after his defeats in the G1 Railway Stakes and G1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot but the Weir stable reports he is doing well in the early stages of his preparation.


“He’s down at the beach and will transfer to our Ballarat base later this month,” said Weir’s racing manager Simon McCartin.

“He’s looking good. We’re managing the hoof problems that kept him sidelined earlier this year.”

Weir has plenty of weight-for-age options for Black Heart Bart but the G1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 1 seems an ideal early target given the rising eight-year-old’s past record in the race.

Black Heart Bart won the Memsie Stakes in 2016 – one of his five G1 wins - and was runner-up to Vega Magic last year.

Black Heart Bart, who began his career in Western Australia in 2013, has won 16 of his 47 starts with 18 minor placings over distances from 1000m to 1800m.

He won nine of his first 26 starts for Perth trainer Vaughn Sigley before he joined the Weirt stable early in 2016.

Black Heart Bart needs to earn only another $64,000 to join the elite group of Australian horses to have earned more than $4 million prizemoney.

Only champion mare Winx among Australia’s current notables can boast a better Group One career.

Black Heart Bart has contested 22 G1 races for five wins, eight seconds and one third.

His G1 wins began with The Goodwood at Morphettville in 2016 followed by the 2016 Memsie Stakes, 2016 Underwood Stakes, 2017 CF Orr Stakes and 2017 Futurity Stakes.

He has met Winx Horseform only twice, finishing second to the mare in the 2016 Caulfield Stakes and ninth when she won her second WS Cox Plate later that spring.

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