Strata title is a term originally conceived for multi-level apartment blocks and horizontal subdivisions with shared areas.
Winter racing at Belmont has seen the coining of a new word: ‘Strada Title’ as without a doubt classy sprinter, Settle Strada, has certainly settled with his rivals in three feature races over the last month.
The David Harrison trained galloper made it a quality hat-trick of wins when he comfortably won the Belmont Newmarket (1200m) at Belmont Park on Saturday August 10.
Appropriately the State’s winter star races in the black and gold WA colours. He suits them.
Kalahaar and Dueton, in the orange and red colours of Lex and Shirley Piper filled the places.
Settle Strada’s Newmarket success followed quality wins in the Beaufine Stakes (1000m) on July 13 and the HG Bolton Sprint (1200m) two weeks after that.
Harrison will start his star turn in the Goodwood, in a fortnight, before setting him for the Hannans Handicap on September 18 at Kalgoorlie.
A cheap $20,000 purchase as a yearling the gelding has won almost $304,000 in prize money and also seven of eight Belmont starts. His other win was at Bunbury in a maiden, at his second start on October 20, 2011.
His strike rate is an imposing 50 per cent in a 16 race career, with eight wins and five places.
Jockey Pat Carbery claims he is a boisterous horse who needs to “have the lid kept on him.”
One wonders what we will get if they ever lift the lid?