How far can Bella Nopotina go in 2024?

The big races are racking up for Bella Nipotina.

The Lightning Stakes has been declared as the much-anticipated first run of 2024 for Bella Nipotina

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  • 7-year-old Bella Nipotina continues to deliver for Ciaron Maher.
  • Having been extensively raced throughout her career, 2024 promises to be a huge year ahead.
  • Bella Nipotina had a superb 2023, placing at The Quokka, the Lightning Stakes, and the William Reid Stakes.
  • The Lightning Stakes will be the first time Bella Nipotina returns to action in 2024.

Following an excellent campaign in 2023, Bella Nipotina looks ready to kick on in 2024, with connections very excited about the season ahead. 

A horse that continues to upset the form book with punters and online betting sites alike, Bella Nipotina can never be written off and the big race entries are stacked up for the Autumn.  

Any horse that places consistently in Group 1 contests always causes a stir with punters and Aussie bookmakers and Bella Nipotina managed to produce the goods regularly in 2023. 
A 7-year-old, that simply never knows when it is beat, Bella Nipotina has one of the most impressive track records of any horse in Australia currently and trainer Ciaron Maher is lining up the big contests once more in 2024. 
Brilliant Bella 

Whilst a quick glimpse down the race results put in by Bella Nipotina wouldn’t do much for rookie punters but the calibre in which Bella Nipotina has been racing has been top notch. 
Placing in three consecutive Group 1 races saw Bella Nipotina cause a stir with both punters and online betting sites and the 7-year-old is being primed to some huge races in 2024. 
Ciaron Maher has regularly stated that the best is yet to be seen of Bella Nipotina and consequently, all connected with the horse are hugely excited about the 2024 season ahead. 
Lightning to finally strike 

The 2023 Lightning Stakes will always be a what might have been race for Bella Nipotina, who hugely impressed in finishing in 3rd place. 
However, losing out to then stablemate Coolangatta and I Wish I Win is certainly nothing to be sniffed at and Bella Nipotina seemed to take heart from mixing it with the big guns. 
Having been declared to the 2024 incarnation of the race, Bella Nipotina should be better for the experience last year and punters and betting apps will fancy her to run well at Flemington once again this year. 
Watch the weather 

A stellar card has been assembled at Flemington on Saturday 17th February and the presence of Bella Nipotina in the Lightning Stakes has only added to the intrigue surrounding the race. 
Trainer Ciaron Maher has been vocal previously that the softer, wetter ground is actually a better fit for Bella Nipotina so whilst attendees will be hoping the rain stays away, Bella Nipotina backers will be praying for the heavens to open at Flemington.

The Autumn of the 2023/24 season is in full swing and Bella Nipotina is a horse that always has punters and online betting sites intrigued. 

Having come so close in the 2023 Lightning Stakes at Flemington, all associated with Bella Nipotina will be hoping she can clinch that elusive Group 1 title at Flemington on Saturday.