Lot 70 b c Savabeel – Bint Piavonic (Encosta De Lago) $230,000 (draft: Brighthill Farm)
In recent times, Te Akau has had a phenomenal record with the progeny of Champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel).
Most recently, Woodville Cup winner Wide Awake, but group one winners Hall of Fame and Embellish, Splurge, Royal Success, Shillelagh, Grazia, and Sword of Osman to name but a few.
His dam, Bint Piavonic, is the daughter of a terrific nine-time race winner Piavonic (Scenic), who defeated Sunline (Desert Sun) and Falvelon (Alannon) in the Manikato Stakes (Gr. 1, 1200m).
“He’s a lovely type of colt and the statistics of champion sire Savabeel are just incredible,” said David Ellis.
“We thought he was good buying at the price and he has 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) written all over him.”
The colt has a fantastic pedigree and tremendous influence of breed shaping sire Northern Dancer.