Jun 04, 2013

Tony Noonan Racing is excited about presenting a yearling filly by Savabeel out of the Pins’ mare, Leesing. We encourage anyone who is interested in racing a middle-distance, staying filly to take an interest in this filly who was purchased at the recent Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

I believe this filly has the perfect criteria that you so often look for, a pedigree with all the right ‘crosses’ and ‘nicks’.

Savabeel at the moment has had the best 12 months of his career as a stallion, he is by Zabeel and he has continued to clock up a number of Group winners in the last 12-24 months. He is likely to take over from Zabeel and O’Reilly as the leading sire in New Zealand.

I was aware of the pedigree attributes that worked well with Savabeel and I was really taken with the actual filly as an individual, so the combination made her an attractive purchase.

Firstly, this cross of Savabeel over a Pins mare has been a successful cross with Queensland Derby winner Brambles, VRC Oaks runner-up Dowager Queen and the very good Lopov all by Savabeel out of Pins mares.

Further, another appealing factor of this pedigree is that this filly’s female line reads: a Pins mare, who is out of a Centaine mare, out of a Sir Tristram mare, out of a Marceau mare. So, she has a double cross to Sir Tristram and she has a pedigree that you would like to see in a filly that you would expect to be an Oaks/Cups type filly later on. This is a blueblood New Zealand pedigree. That particular cross has already worked very well with Savabeel as Strike The Stars (earnings over $400k), the very good mare Placement (also earning over $400k) and the this season’s good 3yo in New Zealand Diademe all carry the same cross to Sir Tristram in the same position.

Because I was so keen on this filly, I had her pedigree assessed in England by renowned pedigree analyst Patrick Brain who rated her 134 with 3 stars. This is a very good mating result as evidenced by the fact that 75% of all dual Group One winners rate 180 or under and that group represents less than 25% of the horse population so we try to keep our purchases in that range to maximise our chances of buying a very good horse.

This filly was bred in New Zealand by Tim Harrison, Tim was very excited about her and after I purchased her he was happy to come to us and say that he would love to retain an interest in the filly which he has.

She is a lovely, neat filly who stands over a good amount of ground, seemed to have a good temperament about her and she walked well at sale time. She is a balanced and athletic type. Last week I went to inspect her at Springbank Farm in Shepparton and she has just done super since that sale period. I deliberately put her out after the sale and will look at getting her broken in later this month. We are now putting her up for offer with shares available.

For those that are interested, please contact us for a pedigree and the price of shares.