One to Watch – Pakenham

Tara Madgwick - Thursday January 21

Purchased for $800,000 from Karaka Book 1 in 2019, this Savabeel filly is bred to be something special and looked the goods at Pakenham on Thursday evening which is good news for her half-sister by Zoustar headed to Karaka 2021.

Butter Chicken cruises home at Pakenham - image Ross Holburt - Racing Photos.

Trained by Grahame Begg, strangely named filly Butter Chicken was a hot favourite for the 1600m maiden following a close second on debut at Cranbourne earlier in the month and justified the faith of punters with a commanding win.


Butter Chicken runs for Jonathan Munz’s Pinecliff Racing and was purchased for him by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock from the Pencarrow Stud draft at Karaka.

Butter Chicken is the second winner from Scintillula (IRE), a Group I placed Group III winner by Galileo that was also fourth in both the Group I Irish Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks.

If ever a filly was bred to be an Oaks contender Butter Chicken is surely her and with Grahame Begg  training you can be sure all the classics are on the table.

The first foal of Scintillula is four year-old Snitzel mare Our Birdsong, who has won four of 11 starts and her third is a stunning Zoustar filly that will be offered by Pencarrow Stud as Lot 94.

Lot 94 - click to see her page and parade.


Race Result - Obrien Real Estate Mdn Plate 1600m

Pakenham Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.92
Butter Chicken
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 56
3f Savabeel (AUS) x Scintillula (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $800,000
V:Pencarrow Stud
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
Write The Score
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 56
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Cymbal (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Milburn Creek Wildes Meadow NSW
B: Mick Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
The Admiral
T: M D Moroney J: Fred W Kersley 58
3g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Amo Ami Ama (IRE) (Monsun (GER))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock / Ballymore Stables
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 58
3g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Spirits Dance (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
Russian Blaze
T: Matthew Lindsay J: Patrick Moloney 56
3f Wandjina (AUS) x Petroica (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $20,000
V:Stonehouse Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Matt Lindsay Racing
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $40,000
V:Supreme Thoroughbreds, Romsey
B: Lianjie Bloodstock
Cracking Night
T: S P Nichols J: Zac Spain 58
3g Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Red Pointes (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $30,000
V:Springmount, Romsey
B: Shane Nichols Racing
Metung Marvin
T: Ms C Alderson J: B Higgins 58
3g Skilled (AUS) x Metung Belle (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
So You Assume
T: S P Nichols J: Liam Riordan 56
3f So You Think (NZ) x Remlaps Jewel (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $40,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella
B: Shane Nichols Racing
Fool's Overture
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Ben Allen 58
3g Americain (USA) x Lunar Lights (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
All Day Chardonnay
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Lachlan King 56
3f Pierro (AUS) x Tales Of Lilakyn (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Valiant Stud Aberdeen NSW
B: Busuttin Racing
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