Waikato Stud’s Savabeel enjoyed a memorable day at Rosehill on Saturday, with two three-year-old stayers recording major victories on the road to the ATC Derby and Oaks.

James McDonald on Orchestral
James McDonald on Orchestral lets Nash Rawiller know he got the result in the Vinery Stud Stakes. (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)

Touted as the best of the New Zealand three-year-old crop, Orchestral delivered in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes, knuckling down to grab her second win at the highest level.

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained filly was made to earn it in the 2000-metre contest, with Nash Rawiller taking off early aboard eventually runner-up Tutta La Vita and James McDonald needing most of the Rosehill straight to recover the margin. 

Now a winner of six races from eight starts, Orchestral has options open in the coming weeks, including the Group 1 ATC Derby, the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Group 1 ATC Oaks.

Bred by Barnswood Farm, she becomes the second daughter of Savabeel to win the Vinery, after Lucia Valentina in 2014. 

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