The winner of 14 of his 60 starts, Jungle Edge is scheduled to run in Saturday's Tonks Plate (1200m), his last start before a break.
Bell said the eight-year-old had been in work for 10 months and would return for an autumn campaign.
“There's not many places I can run him in Victoria now at the grade he's at and run on a rain-affected track,” Bell said.
“So after he has his spell I would say he'd be lucky to run in Victoria again.
Jungle Edge remains in good health and Bell says Saturday's race is an ideal way to finish off his campaign.
With rain forecast Bell is hoping for a track with considerable give and he'll have no hesitation in withdrawing Jungle Edge and pulling up stumps if conditions aren't suitable.
“I'm hoping it gets to a (soft) six or a seven, which I think it probably will, but I've learned you haven't got much say over the weather,” Bell said.
“You've got to put up with whatever they serve up.”
Bell will take to the highway with Jungle Edge for the two-hour trip to Ballarat while he will get another staff member to head to the Woolamai picnic meeting to saddle up Scallop, less than an hour from his Cranbourne base.
“The problem with my horses – there's Jungle Edge and then there's a big gap to the rest,” Bell said.
“We're not elitist. We're happy to travel all over the place.”