Progressive farm graduate strikes again


Summerbeel made it two wins on the bounce with a commanding front-running performance at Kembla Grange on Tuesday afternoon to have connections thinking of loftier targets.

The Waikato Stud-sold daughter of Savabeel had broken her maiden at Goulburn earlier this month and the G1 ATC Oaks-nominated filly was again in dominant touch.

Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Summerbeel had to work hard early to get to the front and she was a willing partner for rider Regan Bayliss in the straight to draw clear against older opposition.

“As everyone knows, it’s hard to win a maiden and then a Class 1 and she’s done it really well,” stable representative Neil Paine said.

“Gai and Adrian have had a lot of luck with the Savabeels so who knows about the Oaks. She will only get better as she goes further.”

Co-bred by Waikato Stud with Alanna Bloodstock and Tunstall Bloodstock, the filly was offered at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale by the Matamata nursery and purchased by Waterhouse, Bott and GPI Racing for $310,000.

Summerbeel is out of the Street Cry mare Summer School (IRE), who produced a Savabeel filly in 2020, and she is out of Measured Tempo (GB), a three-quarter sister to champion stallion Galileo.

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