Probabeel celebrates another Australian success

Probabeel celebrates another Australian success27 Aug 2021

Cambridge Stud enjoyed a seven-day back-up to return to celebratory mode following the successful return of its crack mare Probabeel at Caulfield this afternoon.

Last weekend, the farm cheered home the impressive debut win at Moonee Valley of the Zoustar filly Zouzarella and this time it was the pride and joy of the racing team’s turn to step back into the spotlight.

Probabeel was making her first appearance since she finished runner-up in the G1 Queen of the Turf Stakes in April and she was produced in good order to dominate in the G3 Cockram Stakes.

The Jamie Richards-trained three-time Group 1 winner drew the outside barrier and was forced to sit wide in fourth spot to the turn.

She finished determinedly when called upon with a winning performance that strongly suggested she will again be a major spring contender.

“There’s nice improvement there and bigger and better things to come,” said Richards’ long-time friend Brad Taylor, Racing Manager for Anthony and Sam Freedman.

“I spoke to Jamie this morning and he said she will run next in the G1 Sir Rupert Clarke.”

The G1 Toorak Handicap is also in the mix with the G1 Cox Plate, in which she finished a gallant seventh last year, looming as her grand final.

Rider Damian Lane said Probabeel would derive great benefit from her Cockram outing.

“She was off speed a bit and then had to sprint hard and peaked on her run late. She has come back in terrific order.”

Probabeel was bred by Waikato Stud and was sold to Te Akau chief David Ellis for $380,000 at Karaka.