Savabeel mare Floria (NZ) gained further valuable black-type success and bolstered her half-brother’s pedigree for the NZB Ready to Run Sale with a decisive win the G3 Summoned Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Diamond Lodge will offer an O’Reilly half-brother to Floria as Lot 319 at the NZB 2YO Sale that will commence on Tuesday at Karaka.
Floria is the fifth stakes winner by Waikato Stud sire Savabeel since September. He is represented by 14 lots this week and the updates have kept coming with the likes of Savvy Nature, Éclair Big Bang, Classique Ivory and Saviour the Moment all collecting fresh black type in recent weeks.
Trainer Peter Moody said Floria will now head to the spelling paddock with the Sydney autumn carnival as her target. Her Melbourne spring campaign had consisted of three starts – a close third to British General at Caulfield on Guineas day, a midfield finish to Red Tracer at Flemington on VRC Derby day prior to striding away with the final race of Melbourne’s spring carnival.
Floria (6m Savabeel – Aria by Centaine) was bred by Richard Moore of Soliloquy Lodge and is out of a stakes placed half-sister to stakes winner Agamemnon (Generous). It’s the family of New Zealand Filly of the Year Solveig (Imposing).
“She has been racing consistently in top-class mares races and it was nice to get some winning black-type in her pedigree,” Moody said. “She is quite a big rangy mare, not too heavy and quite athletic, just a nice package.”
Carrying the colours of Haunui Farm, Floria was formerly trained by Stephen McKee in New Zealand and the latest win was a timely boost for her half-brother by O’Reilly.
The NZB Ready to Run Sale came close to having further significant pedigree updates with Viadana (Towkay) narrowly missing out on adding the G3 Tauranga Stakes. Her full-brother is catalogued at Lot 300 and will be presented by Lyndhurst Farm.
Another close relation to a Sale entrant to feature prominently on the weekend was Guns at Five (Duelled) who was third home in the G3 New Zealand Cup. His dam Accidentallyinlove (Cape Cross) is a half-sister of to a gelding by Keeper (Lot 29) to be offered by Bradbury Park.
The most successful Sale of its kind in Australasia, NZ Bloodstock’s Ready to Run Sale will start selling this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 & 20.