Tavistock’s son a worthy winner

Tavistock’s son a worthy winner22 Mar 2022

Tavabeel gained due reward for consistency with his breakthrough victory at Geelong and rider Blaike McDougall has predicted a bright middle-distance future for our homebred son of Tavistock.

The three-year-old, who had placed in all four of his previous outings for trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy, settled fifth and one off the rail before McDougall made his move 700 metres from home.

Tavabeel responded to his urgings to run the 2400 metres out strongly and a sign of more to come with further experience.

“He’s a little bit hard work, but he’s still learning and I’m amazed he’s got to this trip already and putting it together,” McDougall said.

“He will be all the better next preparation and he’s a nice staying prospect for sure.”

Congratulations to McEvoy Mitchell Racing and Belmont Bloodstock, who purchased Tavabeel out of our 2020 Karaka draft for $45,000.

He is the first foal of the Zabeel mare Jessabeel and she is out of an unraced half-sister to the multiple Group 1-winning juvenile and successful sire Canny Lad, whose sister Canny Lass won three times at the elite level.

It is a deep pedigree that also includes Group 1 winners Camarena, Camarilla, Guelph, Sepoy and most recently Bivouac.

Jessabeel has a yearling Tavistock filly and foaled a colt to Rubick last season before she visited Hello Youmzain.