Nervous 99 for Savabeel
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 21

Waikato Stud’s champion sire Savabeel is edging closer to his century of stakes-winners with his handy staying mare Missybeel turning in a career best performance to win the Group III ATC Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill on Slipper Day.

Missybeel wins the G3 Epona Stakes - image Steve Hart

The Bjorn Baker trained five year-old was strong to the line, edging out a determined Gayatri to win by a head, taking her overall record to six wins and seven placings from 32 starts with prizemoney just shy of $300,000.

Missybeel returns a stakes-winner!A $210,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Waikato stud draft for Bjorn Baker Racing/ Blandford Bloodstock, Missybeel runs for a big group of stable clients, who now have a valuable broodmare prospect on their hands following her Group III victory.

Missybeel is the best of two winners from Sitting Pretty, a half-sister by O’Reilly to multiple Group I winner Metal Bender.

The 99th stakes-winner for Savabeel, she is the 14th stakes-winner for him bred from a daughter of O’Reilly.

The nick runs at 12.2% stakes-winners to runners and has produced Group I winners Costume, Savaria, Diademe and Embellish.


Savabeel in upcoming sales:
Epona Stakes Gr3 1900m
Rosehill Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:57.64
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tim Clark 54
5m Savabeel (AUS) x Sitting Pretty (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Waikato Stud, Matamata, NZ
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 54
5m Pierro (AUS) x Jaipur Princess (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Greysful Glamour
T: Mark Newnham J: Rachel King 56
4m Stratum (AUS) x Rippled (GB) (Dalakhani (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $90,000
V:Edinglassie Stud, Muswellbrook
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 56
4m Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Willow (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: J G Sargent J: Damian Lane 56.5
5m Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Wansesingyee (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $55,000
V:Surrey Farm
B: Mr JG Sargent
T: C J Waller J: Ms K O'Hara 54
5m Savabeel (AUS) x Chilled Out (NZ) (Anabaa (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Chris Waller Racing
All Too Soon
T: David Payne J: G Schofield 54
5m All Too Hard (AUS) x Gallant Tess (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
Paint The Town Two
T: S B Laming J: J B Mc Donald 56
5m Darci Brahma (NZ) x Italic (GB) (Medicean (GB))
Mrs Madrid
T: A J Cummings J: Jean Van Overmeire 54
4m Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Lady Of Spain (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $175,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Another Dollar
T: C J Waller J: J R Collett 54
5m Ocean Park (NZ) x Make A Wish (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $190,000
V:Waikato Stud, Matamata, NZ
B: Chris Waller Racing
Cryptic Jewel
T: Brent Stanley J: K Mc Evoy 54
5m Savabeel (AUS) x Treasure The Cross (IRE) (Cape Cross (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Bjorn Baker Racing/Blandford Bloodstock
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