Aintree 2022: Gelino Bello, the first Gr.1 on heels for Rémi Boucret de Sarthe

With more than 1000 victories at trot as a sire, Sarthois Rémi Boucret also has about fifteen dams at a gallop. Until now, the “Bello e Bella” hadn’t been a huge success in jumping, but the very handsome Gelino Bello solved that by triumphing in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Gr.1). Initially in formation with Guillaume Macaire, the colt joined the pits of Paul Nicholls, who produces a very good Festival.

Gelino Bello, Master at Aintree ©EBN

The Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Gr.1) brought together 13 competitors who faced Aintree’s 4900 meters. The peloton was grouped throughout the event, and very smart is the one who managed to announce the winner on the periphery of the final stretch. Always seen among the first, the “FR” Gelino Bello suffered the ash attack gentleman at arms who had just jumped the last hurdle shoulder-to-shoulder. In the meters alone, the power of Gelino Bello made the difference, and he was going to choose the biggest success of his young career, the one that was not a black type winner until today, and offered by the same a first success at this level as an obstacle to the your creator Remi Boucret.

Harry Cobden and Gelino Bello ©AtTheRaces

An essential figure in breeding among trotters, Remi Boucret has over 1000 successes to his credit. ” I like all 3 disciplines, so I also have about fifteen galloping mares, half for flat racing, the other half for jumping. he explains to us. He chases” I was very lucky in the plan as one of my first Very Nice Name riders put himself in a group and raced in the Arc de Triomphe. About heels, I was starting to get worried as success wasn’t coming. Of course, this success is really there, with this prestigious success at the Aintree Festival.

Remi Boucret in Vincennes ©LeTrot

Contacted by phone, he told us the story of this Gelino Bello: ” I’m very interested in dams and crosses, and have long wanted to bring an AQPS mare from Bruno Vagne. That’s why I offered him to buy Parade out of court. It was a gamble, as I had never seen it and found out when I got out of the truck! » Success will be immediate with this mare since the first product made in « Bello/Bella », daughter of martaline named feline Bella will win the Prix Glorieuse (Gr.2 AQPS). ” I didn’t want her to run around in heels so I caught her on the stallion. She had a Goliath du Berlais product in 2021. I’m a fan of that cross with Goliath du Berlais, I went back there in 2021 and 2022. The cross with Saint des Saints works very well, it’s the same as Gelini Bello. »

Felina Bella, sister of Gelino Bello ©APRH

Purchased as a one-year-old puppy for €50,000 by an English group during the Osarus 100% obstacle sale, Gelino Bello was sold 6 months later to ARQANA by Jean-Marie Callier for €95,000. The dispatcher, who each year achieves good results with a reduced number of elements, is enjoying a good period of form, having recently seen his former protégé Les Cerfs Volants win the Rush award. About Gelino Bello, Rémi Boucret adds: “ It was Pierre de Maleissye Melun who advised its current owners, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton, to buy it. The horse grew up in Sillé-le-Guillaume and Pierre saw him in the meadows and liked him very much explains the creator. first driven by Guilherme Macaire, the son of holy of holies will then join England and the boxes of Paul Nicholls. Very little present at Cheltenham, the English master coach bet everything on this Aintree Festival. At the moment, his bet seems to be worth it, as he has already won 2 Gr.1s, including Bowl Chase with another FR Clan of Obeaux.

Pierre de Meleissye Melun


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