6 M (Savabeel - Trocair by Flying Spur)
Run over 1600m on November 04, 2017 at Flemington
Prizemoney: $1,002,500
Trainer: C J Waller
Jockey: M J Dee
Time: 01:35.0
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: VRC
Winners Details
Sale: N/A
Then came: Tom Melbourne, Wyndspelle, All Our Roads, Radipole, Omei Sword, Sovereign Nation, Tosen Stardom, Sense of Occasion, Egg Tart, So Si Bon, Dibayani, Lucky Hussler, McCreery
J: M J Dee
T: C J Waller
W: 52 kgs
S: Savabeel
D: Trocair
J: G Boss
T: C J Waller
W: 53.5 kgs
S: Dylan Thomas
D: Roshanak
J: Craig Williams
T: M C Kent
W: 52 kgs
S: Iffraaj
D: Western Star
J: J Lloyd
T: C J Waller
W: 52 kgs
S: Road To Rock
D: Dancing Daze

At Flemington in Melbourne, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate-winning champion sire Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) celebrated an elite race success when 6YO bay mare Shillelagh (Savabeel-Trocair, by Flying Spur) landed the biggest prize of her career when arriving late to score a narrow win in the $1 million Gr1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, defeating Tom Melbourne & Wyndspelle. Shillelagh, who is full-sister to Gr2 Brisbane Cup winner Tullamore and recent Listed Spring Stakes winner Grazia, improved her record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Godolphin Crown) and 3 placings (including the Gr2 MRC Tristarc Stakes & Gr3 VRC Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes) from 19 starts for $850,320 in earnings. "She's a good horse that's gone to a new level this preparation in my opinion," trainer Chris Waller told "She came to me from New Zealand and is owned by Mr Grace and his wife. It's a fantastic story. They're only an hour up the road from where I'm from in New Zealand; one of my cousins actually works for them so it's a very special win."