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Savabeel Dominates Today's Gr3 Lowland Stakes Entries
This afternoon's Gr3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) for 3YO fillies at Hawke's Bay in New Zealand has no less than five daughters of Champion Sire Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express). While that quintet includes some very talented gallopers, including last start Listed Taranaki Oaks Trial winner Sewreel, they might all have to play second fiddle to Makfi's daughter Sofia Rose. Sold for NZ$65,000 by Westbury Stud at the 2014 NZB National Yearling Sale, Sofia Rose won the Gr2 Royal Stakes (2100m) at Ellerslie in her most recent start, and was considered good enough to be brought across to Australia for last Spring's Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes and Gr1 Flight Stakes where she wasn't that far off the placings.