Probabeel stakes her claim for Epsom

Probabeel stakes her claim for Epsom18 Sep 2020

Top mare Probabeel showed at Randwick this weekend that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming G1 Epsom Handicap.

The Cambridge Stud-raced four-year-old turned in an impressive display to triumph in the G3 Bill Ritchie Handicap.

It made up for her previous resuming run when the Jamie Richards-trained Probabeel was an unlucky second in the G3 Show County.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy had Probabeel one off the fence in fourth spot and she rounded off strongly in the run home.

“Kerrin went out there in a positive frame of mind and it all worked out well,” said Te Akau representative Craig Thornton.

“She has thrived since she has been over here and it’s on to the Epsom Handicap now.”

McEvoy said the Group One mile looked a perfect race for Probabeel.

“It’s an ideal race, a bit further in trip and there is improvement to come from her.

“She’s a lovely mare to ride and I think she will be very hard to beat in the Epsom with a nice weight on her back.”

Last season’s G1 Surround Stakes winner, Probabeel is a daughter of the Pins mare Far Fetched, a three-time winner and Group 3 placegetter.

She is out of a half-sister to the Group winners Legless Veuve and Tootsie, dam of the three-time Group 2 winner and sire Ocean Emperor.

It’s also the family of the dual Group 1 winner Savvy Coup and a rich pedigree to benefit Cambridge Stud when Probaeel joins the broodmare band.