Plenty of Honour in Black-Type Performances

Plenty of Honour in Black-Type Performances20 Sep 2019

Cambridge Stud is taking plenty of heart from several black-type finishes today.

The Racing Team’s Snitzel filly Bavella produced a bold performance in the Gr.3 Gold Trail Stakes, finishing second by the barest of margins. After jumping from an outside gate and fighting tooth and nail in the straight for Leith Innes, it took a photo to declare that the Lance Noble-trained speedster had finished runner-up to Aretha (Charm Spirit). Given it was Bavella’s seasonal debut, the Lance Noble-trained filly should only improve with the outing.

In Sydney, the stud’s colours were again spotted in a black-type photo finish, this time with Probabeel in the Gr.2 Tea Rose Stakes.

Trained by Jamie Richards and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Probabeel (Savabeel) settled toward the back of the field and flew home to finish the closest of seconds.

The daughter of Savabeel will relish a step up in distance in the Gr.1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in two weeks.

Later in the day, the stud added a Gr.1 performance to its graduates' list, when Mongolian Marshal (High Chaparral) finished third in the Gr.1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) for owners Hope Bloodstock Ltd & Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (NZ) Ltd and trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman.

Mongolian Marshal is out of Cambridge Stud broodmare Ardeche, who is due to foal to Zoustar and is booked to visit Tavistock in 2019.