Exciting New Zealand two-year-old Probabeel is still on target for the Gr.1 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick next month after she finished a commendable sixth at her Australian debut on the weekend.
The Savabeel filly was all at sea in the heavy underfoot conditions in the Gr.3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill where she maintained a solid finish in the home straight after being near last for most of the contest.
Trainer Jamie Richards was confident his charge would take plenty of benefit from the run, her first since winning the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie in late January.
“The track at Rosehill was very deep and testing and she didn’t handle it all that well,” he said.
“She dipped and dived a fair bit and had to make a long, sustained run to get near them, which is never easy at that track.
“I thought she kept coming nicely and I know she will be better for the run, her first for about six or seven weeks.
“I guess when you see a six in her form-line it doesn’t look that great, but given the circumstances, I think it was a satisfactory effort.
“She has come through the run nicely, so it is all go for the Sires’ Produce in three weeks.” – NZ Racing Desk