HK boost for Karaka-bound filly


A well-related filly in breeder Waikato Stud’s Book 1 draft at next month’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale has enjoyed a pedigree update from afar.

Lot 218 is a daughter of Savabeel and her brother Dublin Star won for the fourth time in his Hong Kong career when successful on Sunday evening for trainer Manfred Man over 1400 metres.

Man went to $500,000 to purchase him out of Ohukia Lodge’s Ready to Run Sale draft at Karaka and his dam is the unraced O’Reilly mare Maxmara.

She is a half-sister to the G3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner Somepin Anypin, the Hong Kong Listed winner Evergreen, who was a Group 1 performer in Australia as Rule Of Engagement.

She is also a sister to the Listed Winter Championship winner Salsa, whose son Diamond King was successful at black type level in Australia.
Maxmara’s progeny have been keenly sought after at Karaka with Ohukia

Lodge securing her son of Savabeel as a yearling in 2022 for $160,000 and then sold him at the Ready to Run Sale for $575,000 to trainer Andrew Forsman and Andrew Williams Bloodstock.

Named Mad Max, he won his first two trials before a couple of runs in Melbourne during the winter for Forsman.

He returned from a break earlier this month at Rotorua where the G1 New Zealand Derby entry
finished fourth.

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