Probabeel makes sizzling return at Caulfield

Probabeel makes sizzling return at Caulfield5 Feb 2021

Probabeel returned to racing at Caulfield in a blaze of glory with a scintillating performance to win the G3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes.

The supremely talented 4-year-old had a number of factors against her, but class told this afternoon with an easy victory.

Probabeel drew the outside gate, carried topweight of 60kg and was caught wide in running, but overcame all with a sublime performance.

The Cambridge Stud-owned and Jamie Richards-trained Savabeel mare sat wide all the way and then asserted her superiority in the run home.

“Her trial was only fair without the blinkers, but Jamie assured me she can do that,” rider Damian Lane said.

“I wanted to ride her quietly and let her hit the line, but it was doing more harm than good so I let her stride and she was far too good.”

It was Probabeel’s first appearance since he finished a creditable seventh in the G1 Cox Plate.

That ended a successful spring campaign that netted her victory in the G3 Bill Ritchie before claiming the G1 Epsom Handicap.

Probabeel will now step out in the G1 Futurity Stakes and then on to her grand final in The All-Star Mile.