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Savabeel 2YOs star at breeze-ups

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High-profile stallion Savabeel was a major influence when New Zealand Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale breeze-ups came to a close on Tuesday.

The final batch of 201 2-year-olds stretched their legs on a Slow 7 Te Rapa track, which was upgraded during proceedings to a Dead 5.

“I’ve been very impressed by the overall high-quality of the horses that have breezed up over the past two days,” NZB’s International Bloodstock Manager John Cameron said.

“We must congratulate the consignors and preparers as their horses have breezed up in a very professional manner.” – John Cameron.

“We must congratulate the consignors and preparers as their horses have breezed up in a very professional manner.

“This Sale has continued to produce outstanding horses over the years and with the high-quality catalogue for this year’s Sale we can expect this tradition to continue. History tells us that there are Group 1 horses in the stalls.

“The strength of the catalogue offers outstanding prospects to buyers from Asia, Australia and our local New Zealand purchasers.”

New Zealand’s Champion Sire Savabeel was to the fore with his progeny breezing in at quick times across the board.

Time honours for colt

Ohukia Lodge produced the slickest time of the day, and overall, when their colt, Lot 127, by the Waikato Stud resident clocked a time of 10.07 seconds. He was paired with another Savabeel colt, Lot 180, who ran 10.09s.

Kilgravin Lodge came out in quick succession with a Savabeel colt out of stakes-winning mare Marveen (Orientate {USA}). Catalogued as Lot 125, he breezed in at a time of 10.28s while the Pins gelding, Lot 352, who partnered him clocked in at 10.29s.

Continuing the trend, Phoenix Park paired a Savabeel colt, Lot 148, with a Reliable Man (GB) colt, Lot 304, who both breezed in smart times. The former is a three-quarter brother to stakes winner Chambord (NZ) and finished 10.49s while the latter was slightly quicker at 10.45s.

Prima Park produced another smart pair to breeze down the straight. Their Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) colt, Lot 67, sprinted home in 10.26s while their colt by Charm Spirit (IRE), Lot 77, ran 10.29s.

Deep Field’s progeny impress

Another sire with his first crop of 2-year-olds who impressed on the track was Deep Field with Riversley Park consigning a colt as Lot 203 to breeze in a time of 10.46s. He was paired with a Better Than Ready gelding, Lot 404, who finished in 10.47s.

Riversley Park also produced a smart type in a Tavistock (NZ) colt, Lot 198, who is out of the stakes-placed mare Prestigious Miss (Written Tycoon) who posted a time of 10.45s.

This year’s Breeze-ups will be aired lot-by-lot on Trackside TV in New Zealand and Racing.com in Australia with schedules yet to be announced.

NZB’s Ready to Run Sale of 2-Year-Olds will take place on 21 & 22 November at Karaka with the catalogue available to view online.