Gr.2 Avondale winners both from Zabeel mares

18 Feb 2012


The respective winners of yesterday’s Avondale Gold Cup and Avondale Guineas are both from Zabeel mares.


Single Minded (Bachelor Duke ex Capacity, by Zabeel) scored in the Avondale Gold Cup-Gr.2 (2400m), having run fourth in the Wellington Cup at his last start after earlier success in the City of Auckland Cup-Gr.2 (2400m).
  The Graeme Richardson-trained four-year-old, who was bred and is raced by The Oaks Stud, will now go forward for the $500,000 Auckland Cup-Gr.1 (3200m), 07 March.


Silent Achiever (O’Reilly ex Winning Spree, by Zabeel) was dominant in winning yesterday’s Avondale Guineas-Gr.2 (2100m).
  The Roger James-trained filly has already won the ARC Championship Stakes-Gr.2 and Waikato Guineas-Gr.3 in this preparation and will start a warm favourite in the $750,000 New Zealand Derby-Gr.1 (2400m) in two weeks time.