Beautide begins new campaign at the trials

09:47 PM 29 Jul 2014 NZST
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2014-07-02_Racing Wrap James Rattray.jpg Beautide (James Rattray after a win at Menangle.jpg
Beautide and James Rattray
Beautide (James Rattray after a win at Menangle
STAR Tasmanian pacer Beautide will contest a trial at Menangle today over 1609 metres in what will be his first solid hit-out since winning the Len Smith Mile in April.

Beautide had a stellar season winning the Miracle Mile-Inter Dominion double and capped his winning streak with victory in the Len Smith to give him three Group 1 victories for the season to ensure he will be voted Australasian Horse of the Year.

The James Rattray-trained gelding will be set for a similar campaign that he endured this season.

The rising seven-year-old has amassed stake earnings of $1.338 million with his record of 40 wins and 10 minor placings from 60 starts making him one of the best performed Tasmanian-bred pacers of all time.

Beautide (Bettors Delight-Gorse Bush) was bred by the Rattray Family Trust at the family's trainer-breeding complex at Longford, just south of Launceston in central Tasmania.

Beautide is expected to have three or four trials before he lines up in a race.

His trial is scheduled to start at 5.40 pm today and is likely to be shown on Sky Channel 1 during a news bulletin.

The trial field.

By Peter Staples

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