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Bosson provides a winning steer

27 December 2017, 4:49 p.m.

A positive report from Opie Bosson paved the way for The Real Beel’s winning debut at New Plymouth.

“She looks a pretty classy filly and a little injury held her up before Opie jumped her out last week and he gave the green light to come here,” said Jamie Richards, who prepares the youngster with Stephen Autridge.

The Real Beel Photo: Race Images

With stable jockey Bosson committed to engagements at Rotorua, Cameron Lammas was aboard The Real Beel in Wednesday’s Heatcool 2YO (1000m) and he enjoyed an easy time aboard the daughter of Savabeel.

They crossed the field from the outside gate to lead and coasted clear in the straight to comfortably account for Frikkers and The Real Beel’s stablemate Handsome Rebel.

“We really like her and everything went the right way,” Richards said. “Wayne and Joanne Phillips bought her at Karaka so well done to them, their first winner from their first runner.”

The Real Beel was a $110,000 purchase on the Phillips’ behalf by Te Akau principal David Ellis from Waikato Stud’s 2017 draft. She is out of the O’Reilly mare Ahna and claims the legendary Eight Carat as her fourth dam.

The stable will now look for a suitable opportunity to give the juvenile a chance to nail down a berth in the country’s richest two-year-old event at Ellerslie on January 27.

“We’re racing against the clock for the Karaka Million, but we’ve got to have a throw at the stumps,” Richards said. – NZ Racing Desk.