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Orovela Wins Listed NZB Canterbury Belle Stakes
At Riccarton Park in New Zealand, dual stakes-placed 7YO freshman stallion Saperavi (Stravinsky-Grand Echezeaux, by Zabeel) sired his first stakes winner when 3YO filly Orovela (Saperavi-Kims Coup, by Kashani) scored by 0.75-length for trainers Daniel Champion & Kezia Murphy in the NZ$50,000 Listed NZB Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Dreamer (More Than Ready-Make Me Strong, by Danehill) & Silhouette Noir (Dane Shadow-Kirra Beach, by Scenic). The unbeaten Orovela took her record to 2 wins from 2 starts for NZ$39,060 earnings.