First Winner for NZ Oaks Queen Savaria

Media Release - Wednesday January 3

James Chapman’s luck with his well-credentialled broodmare Savaria has taken a turn for the better with the prospect of another healthy return on his investment later this month.

Koheroa winning at Tauranga on Tuesday.  Photo: Kenton Wright (Race Images)

The Jamieson Park principal purchased the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) winner at the Inglis Chairman’s Sale for A$850,000 and the daughter of Savabeel was represented by her first winner at Tauranga on Tuesday.

Chapman’s colours were carried to victory by the Andrew Forsman-trained I Am Invincible three-year-old Koheroa, who was initially passed in at the 2022 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale where he failed to meet his A$450,000 reserve.

“It was only his third run and it just hadn’t quite happened for him in his first two races, but it looks like he’s got a bit of ability,” he said.

“This is the first one out of her that we’ve got to the races.”

Savaria’s first foal Lady Amhurst was also passed in for A$300,000 at the Easter auction two years previous to Koheroa and the mare subsequently lost a Too Darn Hot filly.


Lady Amhurst was placed with then Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards and was a two-year-old trial winner.

Unfortunately, the daughter of Exceed And Excel was never able to fulfil her potential and her first foal will be offered as Lot 173 in Jamieson Park’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale.

“I bought the mare (Savaria) with her in foal and she had two very good trials, but her knees weren’t up to it,” Chapman said.

“She has grown into a beautiful mare and Exceed And Excel mares are about as good as you can get and she’s got a cracking filly by Ghaiyyath filly.

“Savaria has got a really nice colt by St Mark’s Basilica at foot and she’s in foal to Satono Aladdin. I’ve gone pretty heavy on Satono and got seven mares in foal to him.”

Jamieson Park will present a quality mix of colts and fillies in its Book 1 consignment at Karaka later this month with a daughter of Savabeel, Lot 479, among the leading lights.

“I’m putting her up for sale as I’ve already kept two fillies out of Thee Auld Floozie and this one is an absolute cracker,” Chapman said.

The Mastercraftsman mare was a gifted performer who won 11 races, including the Gr.1 Thorndon Mile (1600m).

With partners, Chapman races her I Am Invincible filly Just A Floozie who won her only start last season for trainers Peter and Dawn Williams and is ready to trial in the near future.

The form out of her victory in the Avondale Classic has been impressively franked with runner-up Orchestral successful at Pukekohe on New Year’s Day while third placegetter Molly Bloom has claimed the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) and the Gr.2 Eight Carat Classic (1600m).

“Stephen Marsh has got the Savabeel two-year-old filly (Another Floozie), who trialled recently and she’s back in the paddock and looking quite good as well,” Chapman said.

Early in the Book 1 session at Karaka, he will also offer a smart daughter of Per Incanto filly as Lot 3.

“She’s out of Dariana, who won the Queensland Derby (Gr.1, 2400m), and there’s a nice Contributer filly (Lot 527) out of Wedding and she had a winner at Tauherenikau (Say I Do) on Tuesday,” Chapman said.

“I’m very happy with the draft and we’ve also got a really good Hello Youmzain colt (Lot 276) out of O’Naturelle.”

By O’Reilly, O’Naturelle is a half-sister to the dam of the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) winner Pier and the multiple stakes winner Maria Farina. – LOVERACING.NZ News Desk


Race Result - New World Te Puke Mdn 1400m

Tauranga Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:26.09
- 3g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Savaria (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Tnr: Andrew Forsman Rdr: M J Mc Nab 57.5
- 3g El Roca (AUS) x Foxette (NZ) (Entrepreneur (GB))
Tnr: Ms M Falconer Rdr: N S Parmar 56.5
NZB Karaka Book 2 $34,000
Seller: CH Bloodstock Ltd
Buyer: Marcus Corban Bloodstock / Ellesmere Thoroughbreds
- 3f Reliable Man (GB) x Fromage (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: Team Rogerson Rdr: C J Grylls 55.5
Bella Voce
- 3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Keep On Singing (USA) (Hennessy (USA))
Tnr: Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson Rdr: O P Bosson 55.5
- 3g U S Navy Flag (USA) x Etah (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
Tnr: R James & R Wellwood Rdr: V A Colgan 57.5
Sassy Lass
- 3f Staphanos (JPN) x Artic Breeze (NZ) (Keeper (AUS))
Tnr: S B Marsh Rdr: Joe Doyle 55.5
Viva La Juicy
- 3f Ocean Park (NZ) x Jungle Juice (NZ) (Jungle Pocket (JPN))
Tnr: C E Goss Rdr: S C Spratt 55.5
- 3f Mongolian Khan (AUS) x Riddle (NZ) (Mastercraftsman (IRE))
Tnr: Ms L M Laing Rdr: L H Satherley 55.5
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