Summerbeel back to top form


The benefit of a first-up run and a step up in distance brought about the desired result from Summerbeel at Randwick on Friday evening.

The Savabeel mare had finished fifth when resuming over a sprint trip at Warwick Farm and she relished the extra distance of 1550 metres.

“The move up in trip was beneficial and we were confident she would go close,” said Adrian Bott, who trains the mare with Gai Waterhouse.

Summerbeel led early before settling in the trail and delivered strongly in the run home for rider Rachel King.

“She got a bit keen mid-stages before she settled and she was tough to the line,” Bott said.

Co-bred by Waikato Stud with Dalanna Bloodstock and Tunstall Bloodstock, Summerbeel has now won three of her seven starts.

She 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.

A half-sister to the G2 Emancipation S. winner Promise Of Success, Summerbeel is out of the Street Cry mare Summer School (IRE) and she is out of Measured Tempo (GB), a three-quarter sister to breed-shaping stallion Galileo. 

Summer School has an unraced two-year-old Savabeel filly named Band Cap and was again served by the champion stallion last season.

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