Former barrier rogue My Sabeel put paid to a smart field of mares to take out the Group 3 $125,000 Toy Show Quality (1300m) at Randwick today.
My Sabeel made light of a dramatic class rise and ploughed through the Randwick mud to give jockey Glyn Shcofield back to back feature race wins after taking out the Group 2 $175,000 Pro-Ride Warwick Stakes (1400m) on the Joe Pride trained Tiger Tees.
Winning trainer Kevin Moses has only had My Sebeel in his stable since early in the year and his taken the seven year old mare from a restricted class winner to a Group 3 stakes winners
My Sabeel had been racing in fair form in lower class races with placings at her last three starts in BenchMark company but has rewarded Moses’s faith in her with a well-deserved win.
The Savabeel mare was trained by Joe Pride in the early part of her career and had a history of barrier problems but Moses’ hands on approach has seemed to cure the problem.
“We’ve only got a small stable. Joe couldn’t even get her to jump out of the barriers,” Moses said.
“Joe said to me last week ‘I couldn’t get her to jump out of the barriers.’ Joe’s a great trainer, he’s trained three winners already.”
Schofield was able to have My Sabeel ($9.50) in the leading group and when he let her go at the top of the rise, the little mare skimmed through the muddy Randwick straight to score a runaway four and a half lengths win over the Grahamme Begg trained Bennetta ($6) and Angel Bee ($20) from the Team Hawkes stable.
Left in her wake was the $3.10 favourite Gypsy Diamond (5th) and the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Diamond Drille ($5.50) who was beaten just over twelve lengths in eighth spot.
Schofield was all smiles after winning his second feature race for the day and suggested that My Sabeel could go on for further wins especially if she runs into another rain affected track.
“There is a lot to like about her. The class was probably the question mark whether she had it or not,” Schofield said.
“The way she has won it today and put away a good field suggests that she is a little bit untapped.”