Savabeel’s daughter impresses at Riccarton


Fashion Shoot produced an electric display over 1400 metres at Riccarton on Wednesday afternoon to gain a deserved black-type victory.

A powerhouse performance from the daughter of Savabeel saw her come from well back on the home turn to claim top honours in the G3 Canterbury Breeders’ Stakes.

“She’s been unlucky not to have picked up one before now, she’s a pleasure to deal with and it’s a great result,” said Sam Bergerson, who trains in partnership with Mark Walker.

“She needs to be ridden cold and come with one run and that was some ride.”

Fashion Shoot settled at the tail end of the field and was still back at the top of the straight before rider Warren Kennedy got her into the clear and the six-year-old quickly hit top gear.

“I was quite happy at the back, she was in a good rhythm and made up ground slowly,” Kennedy said.

“When I got her into clear air, she really quickened up smartly.”

Bred by Howard and Pam Forbes with Waikato Stud, Fashion Shoot was purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale by Te Akau chief David Ellis for $320,000.

She is out of the O’Reilly mare High Fashion, a talented performer who was a dual Group 3 winner and is also the dam of the multiple winner and stakes performer Savvy Valentino.

The now retired High Fashion has an unraced Savabeel three-year-old filly named Fashion Savvy and had a colt by Super Seth last season.

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