Essential Spice was the star of the show on New Season Sprint Day

The Run of the Race: Episode 40

Essential Spice smashed the clock in winning the Go Racing For Free Before The Footy Handicap, recording the fastest last 200-metre, 400m, 600m and 800m sectional times of the New Season Sprint Day meeting and, also, the quickest 1,000m figure at Belmont Park this year.

Brittany Taylor and Mark Worwood use Punting Form's data to review each of the nine Belmont Park events that took place on the first Saturday of the 2019-2020 Western Australian thoroughbred racing season, Pearce Racing-trained mare Essential Spice posting a rating close to her best.

Remember, Perth Racing is granting free general admission to every thoroughbred racing meeting at Belmont Park throughout 2019.