Glamour graduate Probabeel claims another Group 1
Star Waikato Stud graduate Probabeel collected her fourth Group 1 title in Australia with a gallant victory in a thrilling edition of the Might And Power S. at Caulfield.
The outstanding 5-year-old daughter of Savabeel had to dig deep to account for a small, but high-class line-up this afternoon and signal she was right on track for the G1 Cox Plate in a fortnight’s time.
Trained by Jamie Richards, Probabeel loped along in fourth spot on the fence before rider Brett Prebble was off the rail with 500 metres to run.
“They went a nice enough tempo and then Homesman put the pressure on from the 650 and I was left a bit flat-footed,” he said.
Prebble steered Probabeel back to the inner and she finished off resolutely to add the Might And Power to her record, which already featured Group 1 wins in the Epsom H., Futurity S. and the Surround S.
“She was all guts and determination, she was all out in the last 100 metres, but kept trying her heart out,” Prebble said. “It’s been great to get two nice winners for Jamie and Cambridge Stud.”
Probabeel is the only live foal produced by the Pins mare Far Fetched, who won three races and was third in the G3 Lowland S.
She is out of a half-sister to the Group-winning sisters Legless Veuve and Tootsie, dam of the multiple Group 2 winner Ocean Emperor. It’s also the family of the dual Group 1 winner Savvy Coup and Tivaci’s daughter Never Been Kissed, successful in the recent G1 Flight S.
Probabeel was purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale for $380,000 by Te Akau chief David Ellis and is raced by Cambridge Stud.
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