Savabeel’s son stuns at Sha Tin

Rattan (purple colours)

An outstanding weekend for Savabeel was crowned in Hong Kong last night with further stakes success.

The Richard Gibson-trained Rattan produced an upset when he triumphed in the G2 Sprint Cup at Sha Tin.

Fourth in the Gr.1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup two runs back, the five-year-old raced in third spot to the turn.

He was under a ride from Chad Schofield at the top of the straight but responded gallantly.

Rattan finished determinedly to collar the heavily-favored duo of Beat The Clock and Mr Stunning.

He was originally purchased out of Mapperley Stud’s Karaka draft for $150,000 by Bruce Perry.

Rattan is a son of Grand Princess, also the dam of stakes winners Her Royal Highness and Captain’s Command.

The third dam Grand Jette won the Gr.3 Taranaki 2YO Classic and was a Group One placegetter.

Recent News
Gary's Corner
17 December 2019

Garry’s Corner – 17 December 2019

With Christmas around the corner, the Waikato Newsletter is on hold, but the weeks happenings have motivated me to come out of hiding in the corner. It is always difficult to those who were not …

Read More
Gary's Corner
5 December 2019

Garry’s Corner – 5 December 2019

Bantam Rooster one week, Feather Duster the next. That fairly well describes the mood at Waikato Stud in the past week. The loss of any horse will stir the emotions of someone, regardless of the …

Read More