Probabeel headlines stellar day on both sides of Tasman

Probabeel headlines stellar day on both sides of Tasman9 Oct 2021

Outstanding mare Probabeel completed a dream day for us when our sweetheart triumphed for the fourth time at the highest level in Australia with a thrilling victory in the G1 Might And Power Stakes at Caulfield.

Earlier on the program, her stablemate Kahma Lass had claimed the Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes so it’s a massive thanks to Te Akau Head Trainer Jamie Richards and his staff for their efforts with the mares.

Our own Lance Noble has also done a terrific job with Ziegfeld, who remained unbeaten after three appearances with success at Matamata.

We’re looking forward to her progress toward the G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas, a race we were fortunate enough to win last season with the aforementioned Kahma Lass.

Savabeel’s top-class daughter Probabeel has never let us down and gee, what an exciting race the Might And Power was with our pride and joy lifting the crown by the barest of margins to continue her march toward the G1 Cox Plate in a fortnight’s time.

“They went a nice enough tempo and then Homesman put the pressure on from the 650 and I was left a bit flat-footed,” successful rider Brett Prebble said.

Prebble had settled Probabeel fourth on the fence in the small field and, after angling off the rail with 500 metres to run, went back to the inner and the mare finished resolutely to win by a nose.

“She was all guts and determination, she was all out in the last 100 metres, but kept trying her heart out,” he said.

“It’s been great to get two nicer winners for Jamie and Cambridge Stud.”

Probabeel is out the Group-performed Pins mare Far Fetched, and the family of the two-time Group 1 winner Savvy Coup and the recent G1 Flight Stakes winner Never Been Kissed.

Probabeel was bought out of Waikato Stud’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale for $380,000 by Te Akau chief David Ellis and we were subsequently lucky enough to acquire her after she left the ring.