Savabeel Colt Opens His Account at Sale

Mark Smith - Wednesday April 7

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have enjoyed enormous success with the progeny of Waikato Stud’s Savabeel, and they have another likely type in the two-year-old colt Tametomo.

Having failed to strike a blow at his career debut at Bendigo last December, there was little money to suggest that the son of Savabeel would make his presence felt when he resumed in a 1205m maiden at Sale on Wednesday.

Given a ground-saving ride by Daniel Moor, Tametomo only left the fence when going outside the leader Prince Among Men in the straight.

Carrying the colours of First Light Racing, Tametomo hit the line strongly to defeat the American Pharoah (USA) filly, Grappa Di Moscato, by three-quarters of a length with Winning Rupert colt Prince Amongst Men a long-neck back in third.

Tametomo breaks his maiden at Sale (Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

“He still has a lot to learn. He lost it at his first start, and he nearly did again today - he got quite warm,” Moor said.”

“He is a just a real little lad. He is handing his work well and taking it all in his stride. He has had a day out today, so hopefully, that will bring him on.”

The runner-up Grappa Di Moscato is out of the stakes-winning, Golden Slipper-placed Fastnet Rock mare Lake Geneva, whose half-sister by I Am Invincible made $1,950,000 to the bid of Sheamus Mills Bloodstock a short time later at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Tametomo made a more modest $240,000 to the bid of Busuttin Racing / First Light Racing / Mr P Willetts from the Waikato Stud draft at the 2020 NZB Yearling Sale at Karaka.

He is the second foal of the winning Shirocco mare Tomoe a half-sister to Group III runner-up Saint Loup (Zamindar), out of Sanada (Priolo), a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, Group 1 Prix de Diane and Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Sarafina (Refuse To Bend).  


Race Result - Ladbrokes Mdn Plate 1205m

Sale Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.51
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Moor 58
2c Savabeel (AUS) x Tomoe (FR) (Shirocco (GER))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $240,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Busuttin Racing / First Light Racing / Mr P Willetts
Grappa Di Moscato
T: A & S Freedman J: C Newitt 56
2f American Pharoah (USA) x Lake Geneva (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Badgers Bloodstock
Prince Amongst Men
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Walker 58
2c Winning Rupert (AUS) x Tenant's Tiara (AUS) (Beautiful Crown (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Mick Price Racing
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Ben Allen 58
2c Cable Bay (IRE) x Promenades (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $90,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing & Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Beau Mertens 56
2f So You Think (NZ) x Tender (AUS) (All American (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks, NSW
B: First Light Racing/Paul Willetts/Busuttin Racing
T: A & S Freedman J: Jye McNeil 58
2g Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Think Velvet Moon (AUS) (So You Think (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $100,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: Anthony Freedman Racing / Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
El Rocko
T: John McArdle J: D W Stackhouse 58
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Butters (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Willow Park Stud, Scone
B: Pacific Bloodstock / Redgum Racing
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 58
2g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Miss Marx (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham, NSW
B: Mick Price Racing/Dermot Farrington
T: M E Templeton J: J Maskiell 58
2c All Too Hard (AUS) x Gypsy Whisper (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
T: James Cummings J: Damian Lane 58
2c Reset (AUS) x Wistful (AUS) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
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