Broodmare Band Beckons for Sistabeel

Broodmare Band Beckons for Sistabeel22 Jan 2019

The Lance Noble-trained Sistabeel added a third win to her record when taking out the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Avondale on Wednesday.

Sistabeel jumped away well from the ace barrier and settled in the trail behind pacemaker Cin Cin for jockey Leith Innes.

Innes was able to find some clear racing room down the straight where Sistabeel was able to lengthen and win by 1-1/4 lengths over Cin Cin, with a further three quarters of a length back to Witchery in third.

“It was very good and panned out really well,” Noble said. “Leith rode her perfectly and got a nice split at the right time and it was very pleasing.

“It’s great to see the Cambridge Stud colours have been to the fore lately and hopefully that goes into the sales for them.”

Progeny of Sistabeel may appear in future sales drafts for the stud, with the Savabeel mare set to join the broodmare band of the Cambridge farm in the coming months.

“She is in-foal to Tavistock and doesn’t have too many runs left,” Noble said. “I think we’ll get another race out of her, but she has done a great job and she’ll join the broodmare band at Cambridge Stud and I am sure she will do a great job.”