The Go Racing team are upbeat about the prospects of Savabeel son, Exuberant this season.
Says Racing Manager Albert Bomsa, “He’s being set for the Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas in November worth $500,000. He’s proved himself to be a Group-quality horse with plenty of improvement in him so we are excited about the challenges in front of him this campaign.”
With a tremendous pedigree behind him, being closely related to champion mare Black Caviar, Exuberant dazzled on debut winning the Wellesley Stakes as a two-year-old.
His three year old career is shaping up nicely with a good comeback in his first two races. First up he ran third over 1000 metres at Ruakaka on 31 August with top weight, in what was very much a blow out for him. Second up he ran 2nd in the Group 3 Northland Breeders Stakes on the 14th of September over 1200 metres.
”He was beaten by Catalyst who looks a bit of a superstar and the horse to beat this spring. Exuberant is a horse that has improved a lot from 1st to 2nd run and still has plenty of improvement to come. It is still a long way to go to the Two Thousand Guineas and we are looking forward to getting him over longer distances and see how he performs. That will be the test to see if he can get a mile but being by Savabeel the indications are that he will.”
Exuberant’s next start is in the Group 2 Hawkes Bay Guineas over 1400 metres on the 5th of October worth $100,000 with Danielle Johnson back in the saddle, where he is likely to meet Catalyst again, followed by a further run prior to Riccarton, which is yet to be confirmed.