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Winning Return for Probabeel at Skinny Odds
In New Zeland, one of the brightest stars of the 3YO division made a triumphant racetrack return on Saturday when superstar three-year-old Probabeel proved a class above her age-group rivals when making a winning start to her summer campaign over 1400m at Awapuni on Saturday, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Savabeel filly was backed as though unbeatable on past performances that included a win in the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) last season, along with a runner-up finish in the Gr1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick to round out her spring campaign. Punters who took the $1.15 odds were never in any doubt as she cruised along in midfield for rider Opie Bosson before asserting her authority in the run home to win comfortably by just on two lengths from Queen Kamada who had bravely tried to lead throughout. Trainer Jamie Richards was happy enough with the performance despite his charge looking a little sluggish at times during the contest. "She had a bit of a bee in her bonnet before the start so she's going to improve a lot for it (the run)," Richards said. Owned by Cambridge Stud couple Brendan and Jo Lindsay, Probabeel was purchased by Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis for $380,000 from the Waikato Stud draft during Book 1 at Karaka in 2018. With four wins, three seconds, from 10 starts, she has now won $769,000 in prize money. Probabeel will now head to the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie on January 25 where she will attempt to become the first horse to take out both the two-year-old and three-year-old $1m features.