Savabeel Posts 99th Stakes Winner
Savabeel posted his 99th individual stakes winner this afternoon when the Waikato Stud graduate Missybeel upstaged her fellow mares when she posted a long odds win in the Gr.3 Epona Stakes at Rosehill.
Trained by Bjorn Baker, the daughter of Savabeel enjoyed a gun ride from Tim Clark and was good enough to capitalise.
Missybeel settled in behind the leader and once she was into clear air she quickly asserted her authority to spring a 26-1 upset.
“She drew well and wasn’t pushed early to get a lovely run,” Clark said.
“My mare got into a great rhythm and relaxed and that helped her to be strong as she was.
“Bjorn’s horses are always rock-hard fit and it’s a valuable stakes win for the mare.”
It was the first stakes victory of Missybeel’s career and significantly boosted her future broodmare value.
Bred by the Matamata farm, Missybeel was a A$210,000 Inglis Sydney Easter Yearling Sale purchase and is a sister to the three-time winner Loveseat.
Their dam Sitting Pretty is an unraced daughter of O’Reilly and a half-sister to the four-time Group One winner Metal Bender.
It is also the family of the Group One winner and successful sire Keeper and the Gr.3 Aurie’s Star Handicap winner Broken.
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