Pedigree Boosters - Karaka

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In the build up to the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale at Karaka, we will pick out three yearlings each day who have had substantial pedigree updates in the past couple of months.

Today, we focus on a pair of fillies who have major Group 1 upgrades to their pedigrees and a colt whose family has recently earned further black type honours.

Lot 345 Savabeel x Rock Diva (NZ) – Offered by Curraghmore

This filly’s dam won the G1 Auckland Cup and she is a half-sister to the G1 Australian Derby and G1 Australian Guineas winner Shamrocker (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}), whose sister Bohemian Lily (NZ) won the G2 The Roses S.

Further credits have recently been added by their brother Vernanme (NZ), who followed up his maiden success with a runner-up finish in the G1 Levin Classic.

Lot 345 Savabeel x Rock Diva

Lot 443 Tavistock (NZ) x Stylish Bel – Offered by Carlaw Park

Another major update has come from Hong Kong with this filly’s half-brother and star performer Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road To Rock) adding the G1 Stewards’ Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday evening to his record, which now features five top-flight titles.

Their dam was unraced and is a half-sister to the Listed Creswick S. winner Savage Attack (Made Of Gold {USA}) and to the Listed Birthday S. winner Victory Trump (Euclase). The G1 Schweppes Oaks placegetter Essence (Fastnet Rock) also features in the pedigree.

Lot 443 Tavistock (NZ) x Stylish Bel

Lot 607 Ocean Park (NZ) x Bonaichi (NZ) – Offered by Haunui Farm

Multiple stakes winner Five To Midnight (Domesday) continues to add recent form to this family with his run for third in the G3 Waikato Gold Cup, a race he won last season. The genuine 6-year-old also won the Listed Feilding Gold Cup during his summer campaign.

This colt is a half-brother to the Listed Geelong Classic winner Extra Choice (Redoute’s Choice). Their mother was successful at stakes level and is a daughter of the G1 Emirates S. winner Bonanova (NZ) (Star Way {GB}), who also produced the multiple black type winner Prima Nova (Danehill Dancer {IRE}).

Lot 607 Ocean Park x Bonaichi