Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing

The Kiwis Continue To Rise

The Kiwis enjoyed yet another successful weekend of results on the racetrack. The Waterhouse/Bott team supplied a nice win with 4yo Dundeel gelding, ENTENTE (ex Nextess) breaking through for his first victory this campaign, with his New Zealand bred competitor, Vegas Jewel finishing a close second. Entente is a lightly raced gelding, he’s a Group 3 winner and has amassed $250,000 in prizemoney from nine career starts. The options are endless this time of year for these young, talented horses who can see out a trip, and Entente is only just starting to wind up.  

 

Our Group 1 Kiwi import, RIODINI (Proisir/Giardini) was luckless in the Group 2 Shannon Stakes being boxed in up until the final furlong. He was doing his best work late and ran on strongly to finish second, beaten just under 1.5 lengths over the 1500 metres. The talented 4yo now heads to the Group 1 Epsom Handicap on Saturday and he’ll relish the mile from a favourable draw. 

Riodini 

 

It is truly remarkable when you look at the statistics of the New Zealand bred horses. Week after week they are winning our rich middle distance/staying races, and you only have to look back over the last few weeks. Subpoenaed took out the Group 2 Golden Pendant on Saturday, Probabeel won the Group 3 Bill Ritchie, Kolding defeated his Kiwi rival and the short priced favourite, Verry Eleegant in the Group 1 George Main Stakes. Melbourne Cup contender, Surprise Baby put in a terrific first up performance in the Group 2 Feehan Stakes, and Showmanship was impressive winning the Listed Bendigo Bank Stakes. The results really do speak for themselves.

The team went to the New Zealand Karaka Sale in January to secure yearlings that could go on to win races such as the above mentioned, with the Derby and Oaks at the forefront, and we came away with two fillies and a colt by 5x Champion New Zealand sire, Savabeel. Our SAVABEEL x SUMMER SCHOOL ’18 filly was purchased in partnership with Greg & Barb Ingham of GPI Racing, and she has exceeded our expectations so early on in her 2yo career. Despite being an incredibly attractive filly, she has an impeccable pedigree and she's showing a stack of ability and precocity. Summer School (Street Cry) is out of the mare, Measured Tempo (Sadler’s Wells) who was a precocious 2yo & a Stakes winner, and is the three-quarter sister to GALILEO, undeniably the best stallion in the world. This filly hails from an incredibly successful international female family and she holds strong residual value.

More Information

The filly is currently in full-training at Tulloch Lodge, she’s working at full pace and all going to plan, she will trial in the next four weeks. Savabeel x Summer School ‘18 is an exciting prospect for the stable, she ticks every box and there are only a few shares available. If you’d like to discuss further, please contact our Sales & Bloodstock Manager, Claudia Miller. 

M: 0422 545 990

E: claudia@gaiwaterhouse.com.au