PROBABEEL WINS KARAKA MILLION

 
PROBABEEL WINS KARAKA MILLION26 Jan 2019

Cambridge Stud’s Savabeel filly Probabeel produced a devastating finish to emphatically win the restricted Listed $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie tonight.

The Brendan and Jo Lindsay-owned Savabeel youngster made light of an outside barrier draw, rounding up rivals with 2 ¾ lengths to spare under Opie Bosson at the business end of New Zealand’s richest 2YO feature.

“She’s a very talented horse with real X factor,” said trainer Jamie Richards after the race.

Excitingly, it is Probabeel’s three-year-old campaign that Richards keenly awaits.

“She’s a big filly who is 16 hands high and was a late foal. Her family hasn’t done anything at two, so what she is doing now, she is doing on sheer ability and will only improve on.”

Probabeel demonstrated ability from day one, debuting for second before going on to win each of her three starts since.

Bred and sold by Waikato Stud, Probabeel is a daughter of Savabeel and the Pins mare Far Fetched, and was selected by David Ellis at the 2018 Karaka Book One Yearling Sale for $380,000.

Remarkably this is the third consecutive Karaka Million winner to be selected by Te Akau’s David Ellis.