Embellish’s son a stylish winner

Embellish’s son a stylish winner7 Mar 2024

Plenty O’ Style produced a slick performance to deservedly open his winning account at Riccarton.

The Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson-trained three-year-old added to the burgeoning record of his resident Cambridge Stud sire Embellish and continued Te Akau’s proud association with our young son of Savabeel.

Headed by multiple winner and G1 2000 Guineas runner-up Talisker, Plenty O’ Style is the sixth Te Akau-trained winner by Embellish.

“He’s been a slower maturing horse, but he’s just getting strong enough now to be competitive and it was a really good win,” Walker said.

“It’s good to see him finish off a mile so strongly and he should just keep getting better as an older horse.”

Plenty O’Style had placed in two of his previous three appearances before he romped home by three and a-half lengths over 1600 metres in the hands of Warren Kennedy.

The gelding is raced by the Te Akau Opulent Syndicate, who bred the horse with with Glenn and Cathie Holmes and is out of the Keeper mare Opulent. She was a $205,000 purchase for David Ellis out of Cambridge Stud’s draft at Karaka in 2013.

She was successful on three occasions and is from the family of the multiple Group 1 winner and champion sire Redoute’s Choice with recent G1 Captain Cook Stakes and Aotearoa Classic winner Desert Lightning also on the pedigree page.

Embellish, who won the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas for Te Akau, has now sired 12 winners from 35 representatives that features this season’s dual Australian Listed winner Bold Soul and our own black type performer Luberon.