Kiwi filly wins Kewney Stakes

Savabeel filly Do Ra Mi produced an electrifying finish to claim the G2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.  The NZ bred mare swept past G1 VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse (Captain Rio) and Divorces (Domesday) to win by more than two lengths.

Do Ra Mi (3f Savabeel – Aulide by Snippets) won her maiden by 10 lengths at Wangaratta in January.  Her only defeat in four starts this year was a length second to Southern Speed in the G3 Vanity Stakes on February 19.

The Kewney Stakes winner is trained by Peter Moody for Waikato Stud owner Garry Chittick.  She is by Waikato Stud’s Cox Plate winner Savabeel and is a half-sister to Marju Snip (G1 SAJC Australasian Oaks) and Unique Jewellery (G2 Hong Kong Derby Trial).

Their dam Aulide is a winning half-sister to the G1 winners Billion Win (HKJC Stewards’ Cup) and Nadeem (G1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes).   Second dam It’s Candide (Sound Reason) was a G1 winner of the New Zealand Oaks & G1 1000 Guineas.

Do Ra Mi was ridden back in the field for the first time and the new tactics paid dividends for connections.  “She’s a good quality filly from a terrific family and it is great to see a Group 2 up there for Garry,” Moody said.  “Now we might go hunting for something a little bigger in Sydney.”

Moody mentioned the G1 Queen of the Turf Stakes at Rosehill on April 2 as a possible target for Do Ra Mi.