Promising Future Tipped For Behold

14 Jun 2008

Cambridge Stud-bred galloper Behold (Zabeel x Tajrebah) scored a narrow win in the Luther's Luck Handicap (2400m) at Sandown in Melbourne on Saturday.

Under a well-judged ride by Dean Holland, Behold proved too good for the opposition at the end of the one-and-a-half mile journey. He is trained at Flemington by Tommy Hughes who believes the four-year-old has plenty of improvement in him yet.

"Next time round he'll get even better yet," said Hughes on the

Virtual Form
website. "He's only a four-year-old and he hasn't had a lot of starts."

Behold has now won three times and record seven minor placings during his racing career. He has shown himself a middle-distance specialist with his three wins all coming over 2400m or further.

Behold comes from a New Zealand family which has performed with a lot of distinction in South Africa. His second dam is the South African champion three-year-old filly Petrava and it is also the family of Hoeberg and Jallad who were also high-class performers in South Africa.

Originally purchased from the Cambridge Stud draft for $260,000 at the 2005 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales by Graeme Rogerson on behalf of significant owner Lloyd Williams, clients of the Hughes stable acquired Behold last year after he failed to flatter at his first few starts.

Hughes is tempted to run Behold again at Moonee Valley next week and Flemington on the 5th of July.

"He's a good doer so you can back him up", Hughes observed.