Lot 152 bay or brown colt Embellish – Elegant Achiever (Fastnet Rock) (draft: Cambridge Stud).
The second offering of Te Akau trained 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) winner Embellish (Savabeel), owned by Te Akau 2016 Breeding Syndicate, David Ellis also purchased one of his best progeny to date, Talisker, as a yearling in 2022 at Karaka.
Talisker finished powerfully from the rear for second to stable-mate Trobriand (Kermadec) in the Eclipse Stakes (Gr. 2, 1200m) on 1 January at Te Rapa, and followed up by stretching out well from back in the field for seventh in the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (Restricted Listed, 1200m) won by stable-mate Tokyo Tycoon (Satono Aladdin).
The colt is a brother to the most impressive winner thus far by Embellish, Luberon, who looked something special when winning on debut before being stakes placed at her second and only subsequent start.
Dam Elegant Achiever, by Champion Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill), has also left Ellmaknifico (Makfi), a three-time winner to 1700 metres in Australia.
“He’s an athletic colt in the same mould as Talisker and from a great nursery at Cambridge Stud,” said David Ellis.