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Sire: Savabeel

Colour: Bay

Dam: Daffodil

Sex: Filly

Age: 8

Foaled: Oct 10, 2015

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Red, Yellow Stars And Halved Sleeves, Red And Yellow Star Cap

Owners: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd & Monacurragh Lodge Limited

24: 5 - 1 - 1
Wins: 20.8%
Place: 8.3%




Bay FillyFoaled in 2015

SireZabeelSir TristramSir Ivor
SAVABEEL (AUS) Lady GiselleNureyev
2001Savannah SuccessSuccess ExpressHold Your Peace
  Alma MaterSemipalatinsk
DamNo Excuse NeededMachiavellianMr. Prospector
DAFFODIL (NZ) NawaietZilzal
2005SpringO'ReillyLast Tycoon
  Head of the RiverShirley Heights

SAVABEEL (AUS) (Brown 2001-Stud 2005). 3 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire 4 times. Sire of 849 rnrs, 593 wnrs, 89 SW, inc. Lucia Valentina (ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1), Sangster, Costume, Kawi, Soriano, Savvy Coup, Sword of Osman, Savaria, Embellish, Scarlett Lady, Shillelagh, Diademe, Nicoletta, Pasadena Girl, Brambles, Hasahalo, Hall of Fame - Dances With Dragon (H.K.), Sound Proposition, Queen of Diamonds, etc.


1st dam

DAFFODIL, by No Excuse Needed. Champion 3YO in NZ in 2008-09. 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 2400m, NZ$550,825, A$498,400, AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Windsor Park Challenge P., Gr.1, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Taranaki RC Schweppervescence H., WRC Industrial Distributors 2YO H., Taranaki RC Platinum Homes 3YO Fillies S., Marton JC Farmlands H., 2d Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, Wanganui JC Fillies' S., L, Hawkes Bay Karen Zimmerman Racing H., 3d Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, 4th MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1, STC Ranvet S., Gr.1, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3. Dam of five foals, three to race, two winners, inc:-

Snowdrop (f. by Pins). 6 wins at 1000m, 1200m, NZ$116,275, ARC First Global Logistics H., Dream Beds H., WRC Lucia Valentina H., Waikato RC SVS Veterinary Supplies H., 2d ARC Newmarket H., L, Counties Bowl H., L, ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., 3d ARC Devan Plastics H., 4th ARC Darley P., Gr.3.

Grand Bouquet (f. by Savabeel). 4 wins. See below.


2nd dam

SPRING, by O'Reilly. 2 wins at 1400m in NZ. Three-quarter-sister to Symphonic, Tralee Chorus, half-sister to GOOD FAITH (dam of TULLY DANE, MYGOODGRACE), Heads or Tales. Dam of 6 foals, all winners, inc:-

DAFFODIL (No Excuse Needed). 8 wins. See above.

Smart Giant. 5 wins at 1400m, 1800m, HK$3,798,150, HKJC High Autonomy H., Cotton Tree H., Lek Yuen H., Golden Years H., Sandown H., 2d HKJC Beijing H., Chevalier China Property H., Aim for Success H., 3d HKJC Pak Tam Chung H., 4th Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile, L.

Spring Dancer. 5 wins from 1300m to 1750m, Taranaki RC Dom Health H., 2d Hawkes Bay Flair Decorating H., Avondale JC Graham McLeod Crane & Cartage H. Producer.

Posy. 2 wins at 1400m, Rotorua RC Lowe Schollum & Jones H., 2d Waikato RC BNZ Partners H. Producer.

Rotorua. Winner at 1200m, AJC Shaftesbury Avenue H., 3d STC Nisea Visage P.


3rd dam

HEAD OF THE RIVER, by Shirley Heights. Placed in GB. Half-sister to DRY DOCK, Showboat, River Patrol (dam of NORSE DANCER), Charlotte Dundas (dam of BAND GIPSY), Mail Boat (dam of MAIL THE DESERT). Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

GOOD FAITH (Straight Strike). Top filly on The 1996-97 Australasian 2YO Classification. Joint Head of The 1996-97 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2, NZ$119,750, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Great Northern Foal S., Gr.3, 2d Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, 3d Waikato RC Star Way S., L. Dam of-

TULLY DANE (Danehill). 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, NZ$25,000, A$212,300, VATC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, Army's Centenary H., 2d SAJC HC Nitschke S., L, 3d ARC Railway H., Gr.1, VATC Vain S., L, MRC JRA Doveton S., L, 4th VRC Poseidon S., L. Sire.

MYGOODGRACE (Royal Academy). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$99,060, CJC Canterbury Breeders' S., L, ARC Staples Rodway H., 2d Whangarei RC 91.6 More FM H., BBS Timbers H., 3d Whangarei RC Northland Breeders S., L. Producer.

The Cat's Whiskers. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 2d Rotorua RC Star 3YO H. Dam of-

TAVY (Tavistock). 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m, NZ$126,900, ARC Trevor Eagle Memorial S., L, 2d Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3, 3d ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, Westbury Classic, Gr.2.

Pussycat Dream. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

WHAT'S NEW (Casino Prince). 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, S$584,133, to 2019, Singapore TC Silver Bowl, L, Stewards' Cup, L, Class 3 H.-twice, Class 4 H.

Private. Unraced. Dam of-

BELIEVE YOURSELF (Sebring). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$328,550, S$288,910, ATC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.2, Singapore TC Kranji A S., Benchmark 83 H., 2d Ballarat TC City of Ballarat Tonks P., 3d Singapore TC Patron's Bowl, L, Stewards' Cup, L, Kranji A S., 4th ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Singapore TC Three Rings Trophy, L, Singapore Guineas, L.

Heads or Tales (Tale of the Cat). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, ARC Robert Harris Espresso H., CJC Maneline Farrier Supplies 3YO H., 3d Otago RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance S., L. Producer.

Chorus. Unraced. Dam of-

Symphonic (O'Reilly). 4 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$102,600, to 2017-18, ARC Dunstan Feeds Stayers H., Waikato RC Lodge Real Estate H., Counties RC Lone Star Pukekohe H., 2d WRC Cuddle S., Gr.3.

Tralee Chorus (O'Reilly). 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m, 3d Tasmanian Oaks, L, 4th TRC Strutt S., L.


Race Record:

4 wins from 1300m to 1800m, A$75,525, in 2018-19, GCTC TAB H.