Run over 1600m on April 23, 2016 at Ellerslie
Trainer: L O'Sullivan & A Scott
Jockey: M T Coleman
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: ARC
Then came: Trojan Warrior, Rasa Lila, Sakhee's Soldier, Mabeel, Watch This Space, Julinsky Prince, Charmont, Abidewithme, Blizzard, Soubrettes, Late Decision, Snapshot, King Krovanh, Bechtolsheimer, Matimba, Luen Yat Miracle, Queens Rose,
At Ellerslie in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) celebrated an elite success when 4YO gelding Sound Proposition (Savabeel-Ebony Babe, by Ebony Grosve) scored by a head for trainers Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Easter Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO gelding Trojan Warrior (Postponed-Trojan Lass, by Helissio) & 5YO mare Rasa Lila (Darci Brahma-Dance My Dance, by Sadler's Wells). This was Sound Proposition's first victory at stakes level and boosted his record to 4 wins and 3 placings from 11 starts for NZ$179,900 earnings. History repeated itself for Wexford Stables when Sound Proposition came off the ballot to win the Gr.1 Manco Easter Stakes at Ellerslie on Saturday, reports NZ Racing Desk. The win came 31 years after Eastern Joy, trained by Dave and Paul O'Sullivan and ridden by Lance O'Sullivan, also got a late call-up into the Easter field and came up trumps. "Eastern Joy got in at 7.20am on race morning – Dad (Dave) reminded me off that this morning," said Lance O'Sullivan, who trains Sound Proposition in partnership with Andrew Scott. "It was a great win and I'm thrilled for all the staff at home. Andrew and all the team have done a great job with this horse." He added: "It's a very satisfying win. It has been a tough 12 months but we've all come through it and out the other side and as far as Wexford Stables goes it's onwards and upwards."