Savabeel’s sons star at breeze-ups
Champion sire Savabeel was a speed influence during New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale breeze-ups.
A pair of Waikato Stud-bred and owned colts took time honours during the two-day action this week.
Both youngsters have been immaculately prepared by Jamie Beatson and Chanel Archer’s Ohukia Lodge with Lot 127 stopping the clock at 10.07 while Lot 180 posting 10.09.
The former is out of the unraced O’Reilly mare Maxmara, who is a sister to the Listed winner Salsa and dam of the South African black type winner Diamond King.
It is also the family of the Gr.1 Goodwood Handicap and Gr.3 Tesio Stakes Centisle.
Lot 180 is also a son of an O’Reilly mare in Pander, who is a half-sister to the multiple Group Two winner Precedence.
The pedigree also features the dual Group One winner and successful sire Tavistock.
Two sons of Savabeel’s associate sire Ocean Park, also out of daughters of O’Reilly, in the Riverley consignment were others to produce slick times.
They were both timed to come home in 10.86 without being pushed out.
Lot 66 is the first foal of Is This Love, a three-quarter sister to the Hong Kong stakes winner Kildare.
The Gr.1 Hong Kong Mile winner Glorious Days also features in this pedigree.
Lot 272 is out of Listed Widden Stakes winner Delta Girl’s half-sister Starry.
One of the feature names in this pedigree is the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes winner and Gr.1 Australian Guineas runner-up Strike The Stars.
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