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Stable-Mates Primed for Group One Tests
Te Akau Racing stable-mates Embellish and Melody Belle have pleased connections in the build-up to their respective Group 1 assignments in Melbourne and Sydney this Saturday, reports NZ Racing Desk. New Zealand 2,000 Guineas hero Embellish (Savabeel) has improved off his sixth place finish in the Gr3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) leading into the Gr1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington. "He galloped on the steeple grass this morning [Tuesday] and our main man there, Dan Miller, was very happy with him," Richards said. Meanwhile, last season's champion New Zealand 2YO Melody Belle (Commands) is also making all the right moves ahead of the Gr1 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick. "They both need to improve, and hopefully they can," Richards said. "Melody Belle also galloped well this morning and we're pleased with her."