One To Watch - Newcastle

Mark Smith - Saturday August 22

After chalking up his 100th stakes-winner recently, Waikato Stud’s champion stallion Savabeel has another very promising horse in the making in the Chris Waller-trained Mo'unga who kept his record at a perfect two for two at Newcastle on Saturday.

Ridden by Lee Magorrian in a benchmark 64 over 1400m at Newcastle, Mo'unga came from the tail of the field to towel up a field of some progressive types.


ng off a career debut win over 1400m at the Gold Coast on June 12, the 3yo colt defeated the impressive Wagga winner Lions Roar (Contributer) by one and a half lengths with last start Kembla winner Steely (All Too Hard) a further half length back in third.

Mo'unga carries the Aquis silks after they purchased him for $325,000 out of the Waikato Stud draft at the 2019 NZB Karaka Book 1.  

He is the third foal and first winner for the Group III placed O’Reilly mare Chandelier who is a sister to the Group II Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner and Group 1-placed Irlanda.

Chandelier has a yearling filly by Savabeel and was covered by the champion son of Zabeel again last season.


Race Result - Macka's Sand & Soil (Bm64) 1400m

Newcastle Track: Good(3) Time: 1:24.63
T: C J Waller J: L Magorrian 55.5
3c Savabeel (AUS) x Chandelier (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $325,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Aquis Farm
Lion's Roar
T: J A O'Shea J: K S Latham 55.5
3g Contributer (IRE) x Minnaleo (NZ) (Black Minnaloushe (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 2 $65,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Champion Thoroughbreds
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: C Reith 60.5
4g All Too Hard (AUS) x Quintessential (NZ) (Fast 'n' Famous (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $115,000
V:Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, Eddington, Vic
B: G Ryan
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Dylan Barnett Bloodstock
T: M S Minervini J: B Griffiths 55
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Good Weekend (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis 2018 March Monthly Online Sale $22,500
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock
T: C E Conners J: Tyler Schiller 52.5
5g Smart Missile (AUS) x Distinctive (AUS) (Falbrav (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Clarry Conners
T: J C Coyle J: Mitchell Bell 55.5
5g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Sky Cuddle (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Alexia Fraser Bloodstock Warwick Qld
B: Stephen Gray
T: R & M Freedman J: Brodie Loy 59.5
3c Vancouver (AUS) x Haiku (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM National Weanling Sale $80,000
V:Coolmore Australia Jerrys Plains NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock
T: Richard Litt J: A B Collett 58.5
5g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Shatters (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis 2020 JUNE (Early) Online Sale $25,000
T: A J Denham J: C Lever 59
5g All Too Hard (AUS) x Gosetgo (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Cracking Mo
T: Lauri Parker J: B Spriggs 57
4g Uncle Mo (USA) x Goldam (AUS) (Twining (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $27,500
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: L Wray
Oakfield Target
T: D Lane J: G Buckley 58
5g Dundeel (NZ) x Oakfield Beauty (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
Power Lift
T: R & L Price J: B Mc Dougall 59
5g Power (GB) x Highflying (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $60,000
B: Ravenswood Bloodstock
Invincible Dash
T: P & P Snowden J: A Layt 59.5
4g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Global Dream (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Highgrove Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Triple Crown Syndications Pty Ltd
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