Group three honours for savabeel filly

Duchess Kate became Savabeel’s latest black type performer with a fighting victory in today’s Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham. She beat a competitive line-up of fillies with a performance that has trimmed her Gr 1 New Zealand Oaks odds from $21 to $16.
Trained for Sydney owner Max Whitby by Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, Duchess Kate headed south with a last-start defeat of the talented Hiflyer on her CV and she dug deeply to continue her winning form under stable jockey Matt Cameron.
“She pinged the machine and Matt got her to relax beautifully,” Richards said. “She’s very tough and it’s great to have a really good filly on the way up. Max and Stevie have been good buddies for years so it’s a great result.”
Duchess Kate enjoyed a good run with cover behind the leaders and wouldn’t be denied in the straight. “She put herself right there and travelled nicely and found the line well,” Cameron said. “She’s still got her quirks, but she’s getting better so it’s onwards and upwards.”

Recent News
21 February 2024

Super Seth on the board in Australia

Waikato Stud’s Super Seth has struck a significant offshore blow with the Group 1-winning son ofDundeel siring his first juvenile winner in Australia. The race day covers came off his highly regarded son Linebacker at …

Read More
19 February 2024

Savabeel 3YO on the mark

Well-related three-year-old Wymark deservedly opened his winning account on Saturday afternoon at Newcastle where he was untroubled to score over 1600 metres. The son of Savabeel hadn’t finished further back than fourth in all six …

Read More