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Special Weekend For Savabeel

It was special weekend for champion New Zealand sire Savabeel with a new Group One winner at Riccarton and a Group 2 winner on the final day olf Melbourne Cup week at Flemington.

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Special Weekend For Savabeel

It was special weekend for champion New Zealand sire Savabeel with a new Group One winner at Riccarton and a Group 2 winner on the final day olf Melbourne Cup week at Flemington.

The G1 NZ 2000 Guineas (1600m) was won by Savabeel’s lightly raced three-year-old Embellish, one of three runners for Te Akau Racing trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards in the $NZ500,000 event.

Embellish Horseform (Savabeel x Bling by O’Reilly) defeated stablemate Age Of Fire Horseform (Fastnet Rock) by one and a quarter lengths with the Tony Pike-trained Ever Loyal Horseform (Sebring) third and the third Autridge and Richards-trained runner Te Akau Shark Horseform (Rip Van Winkle) fourth.


Embellish
Embellish Picture:Race Images Photo

Embellish, who was second at Ellerslie in April before being spelled, resumed with a maiden victory at Ruakaka on October 4 before backing it up with victory at Trentham on October 28.

Embellish cost $NZ775,000 at the 2016 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka for Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis.

Offered by Waikato Studt, the colt was bought as a stallion prospect.

“He’s a very valuable colt and we would love to think that he will be standing at stud in the future,” Ellis said.

Jockey Opie Bosson has now won the 2000 Guineas seven times and it was the sixth for the powerful Te Akau Racing operation.

Richards was on hand for the Riccarton meeting with Autridge at Flemington where there was tragedy for the team with stable star Gingernuts Horseform going amiss in a freak mishap prior to the Emirates Stakes.

Ellis said it was an achievement by the Te Akau Racing team to win the Guineas for the sixth time.

“This is one of the iconic races in New Zealand, and to have three runners in the race was a big thrill,” Ellis said.

“To see all three run as they did was an amazing result. I’m just so proud of the whole team, here and at home in Matamata.”

Embellish has now earned $NZ316,060 prize money from his three wins and one placing.

He is one of four winners from the unraced Bling, a sister to the stakes-placed Irish Nova and a half-sister to Listed winner Plaudits (Danasinga).

Embellish her last foal as she died while in foal to Pins in 2015.

Bling’s progeny include G1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes winner Diademe (Savabeel) and the stakes-placed Deadly Shadow Savabeel). He is also a half-brother to the Listed-placed Roop All (Pins).

The family includes dual G1 winner Sacred Star (Flying Spur), who is a son of Irish Nova, and G2 QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Star Of The Knight (Sir Tristram) and G3 winners Starcent (Centaine) and Strike The Stars (Savabeel).

Waikato Stud’s history with the family began when Garry Chittick bought Star Of The Knight for $NZ250,000 in foal to Danzatore. Embellish is the highest priced yearling ever sold by the stud.

Embellish is the 14th G1 winner by Savabeel among his 69 individual stakes winners and came a week after his daughter Shillelagh won the G1 Myer Classic at Flemington.

At Flemington Savabeel’s daughter Savapinski secured her first stakes win in the G2 Matriarch Stakes.

Savapinski Horseform capped a remarkable Flemington carnival for co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, with the four-year-old their tenth win of the spring in Melbourne and fifth over the four days of Cup Wek at Flemington.

Purchased by Dynamic Syndications and Waterhouse at the 2015 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale at Karaka Savapinksi (Savabeel x Swarovski by Pins) has now won four of her seven starts for prize money of $267,880.

Savapinksi is a daughter of the unraced Swarovski, a three-quarter sister to the G3-placed Glintz (Pins) and half-sister to Listed winner Glitzy (O’Reilly).

Savapinski
Savapinski Picture:Racing and Sports

Swarovski, the dam of the stakes placed Multifacets (O’Reilly) is also a half-sister to the stakes-placed Samburu (O’Reilly).

Savabeel (Zabeel) was raced by Dynamic Syndications and won the G1 Cox Plate before he was retired to Waikato Stud.

Swarovski has a two-year-old filly by O’Reilly and was due to foal this year to his son Sacred Falls

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R7 RICCARTON PARK 11 November 2017
Al Basti Equiworld 2000 Gneas 3 , 1600m PLAY REPLAY
Race Synopsis: This G1 2000 Guineas over 1600m saw the main talking point being the incredibly messy opening furlong that saw many runners get clattered and checked severely due to the actions of two runners coming over and causing crowding galore. The eventual winner Embellish caused some on his inner early to get badly squeezed and then he himself got bumped heavily inwards by the eventual third finisher Ever Loyal haphazardly coming over and causing an even more serious melee. Embellish the favourite once pushed over to the rail ended up with a perfect trail behind the bigger culprit Ever Loyal that led up inside a quarter of the race being run. The damage had been done with almost half the field affected badly and it was a very bad and dangerous look for a G1 race with the winning rider Opie Bosson on Embellish getting suspended for ten days and the rider of the third finisher Ever Loyal in Jason Waddell getting 14 days suspension. The expensive colt Embellish once in the box sex got all the favours and then to make matters even better for the trouble-making twosome an erratic runner outside the leader ran off near the home turn and carted a few off with him extinguishing any hope they had. Embellish was out and second before the home turn and then moved up alongside Ever Loyal at the 200m before talking command at the 150m. He went on to win by a length and a quarter in 1:34.80, which on the day was the best mile time by a almost fifteen lengths auguring well for at least the first four home that were separated by less than two lengths. More importantly they were a massive five and a half lengths to seven and a half lengths ahead of the fifth finisher. It was the third win in four starts for Embellish with his only defeat coming on debut as juvenile. His stablemate the Australian bred Age Of Fire ran home gamely for second after setting down in the rear duo and then getting a run through as several of his rivals got carted off the track near the home turn. He kept coming from sixth turning in to get second the final 20m and overtake Ever Loyal that once headed by Embellish at the 150m looked set to finish runner up. He only just held third and cost the Team Te Akau tangerine the trifecta with Te Akau Shark missing third by a nostril flare. Te Akau Shark was eased back to the rear duo along with the eventual runner up and he too got a run through near the home turn as several of his rivals got carted off the track by an errant runner. Sensei finished fifth beaten seventh and a half lengths but the effort was good as he was very wide and back the whole way never on the track and kept coming gamely. He was four lengths ahead of the sixth finisher Bostonian that copped some severe checking on the inside early and ended up seventh the fence before getting a run through third turning in only to stop badly. Irish Flame was back then sent up fifth then fourth wide before being carted off near the home turn so his seventh albeit beaten over thirteen lengths was very forgivable. Scott Bass copped heavy strife early then when sixth wide midrace got carted off badly near the home turn so is another total forgive. Star Treasure was bumped early then after sitting handy stopped while Lincoln Hills was checked badly early and then dropped right out the run home. The maiden Finbarr beat two home, while the erratic Upperhand that ran off several at the 550m finished last beaten almost fifty lengths. The first four home will win their share in New Zealand with Embellish a possible G1 Australian Guineas contender next Autumn in Melbourne though being Karaka Millions registered like Ever Loyal they look likely to clash again there. It was the seventh G1 2000 Guineas success for rider Opie Bosson and the sixth for Team Te Akau. Sensei was far from disgraced and you can totally forgive Scott Base and Irish Flame plus some slack must be cut Bostonian, Star Treasure and Lincoln Hills. The latter three have a slight mile doubt over them anyway so may be just sprinters at this stage. The WFA depth is an at an all time low in New Zealand at the moment so why some of the better 3yo’s do not take on the older horses this Summer and Autumn in New Zealand is mind boggling. Some would embellish (pun intended) their worth more with a WFA kill over the older horses regards the breeding barn or in strengthening the bloodlines for sales of family members. A shame with the stockcars early taking the gloss of the result as the two main culprits got rewarded by finishing first and third and that is not what G1 racing should be about.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
7. EMBELLISH (NZ)
3yo Colt
STEPHEN AUTRIDGE
OPIE BOSSON
56.5
$3.70
 
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BLING (NZ)
Te Akau 2016 Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: K W Fenton-Ellis Mnzm)
2nd  
8. AGE OF FIRE (AUS)
3yo Colt
STEPHEN AUTRIDGE
MATTHEW CAMERON
56.5
$18.30
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - DRAGON'S TAIL (AUS)
Te Akau 2016 Sydney Breeding Syndicate No.2 (Mgr: D C Ellis)
3rd  
4. EVER LOYAL (AUS)
3yo Gelding
TONY PIKE
JASON WADDELL
56.5
$6.20
 
SEBRING (AUS) - MISS LUCILLE (AUS)
 C M Wong
4th  5. TE AKAU SHARK (NZ)
3yo Gelding
STEPHEN AUTRIDGE
M MCNAB
56.5
$5.10
5th  1. SENSEI (AUS)
3yo Colt
MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN
CHRIS JOHNSON
56.5
$6.10
6th  2. BOSTONIAN (NZ)
3yo Gelding
TONY PIKE
LEITH INNES
56.5
$5.50
7th  10. IRISH FLAME (NZ)
3yo Gelding
J WHEELER
ALYSHA COLLETT
56.5
$46.50
8th  6. SCOTT BASE (NZ)
3yo Gelding
JOHNO BENNER & HOLLIE WYNYARD
MARK DU PLESSIS
56.5
$13.10
9th  3. STAR TREASURE (NZ)
3yo Colt
STEPHEN MCKEE
R J MYERS
56.5
$31.50
10th  12. FINBARR (NZ)
3yo Gelding
GAY ROBINSON
J R LOWRY
56.5
$141.70
11th  9. LINCOLN HILLS (AUS)
3yo Colt
MS L LATTA
JONATHAN RIDDELL
56.5
$38.60
12th  11. UPPERHAND (NZ)
3yo Gelding
BRIAN COURT
DARRYL BRADLEY
56.5
$113.90


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