Saint ready to shine in Zabeel

Saint Emilion in winning form at Ellerslie, the scene for Monday's Zabeel Classic.

Saint Emilion in winning form at Ellerslie, the scene for Monday’s Zabeel Classic.

Saint Emilion is in the right order to give a strong account of himself in the Gr.1 Zabeel Classic at Ellerslie on Boxing Day.

The Andrew Forsman and Murray Baker-prepared gelding thrilled his trainers with his last-start fourth over 1600 metres in the Gr.3 Eagle Technology Stakes.

“He was very good. The trip was just a bit too sharp for him,” said Forsman.

The stable is also upbeat about the chances of Bonneval in the Gr.2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic.

“We’ve always had a lot of time for her,” said Forsman. “We’re confident that she can run in the top two or three.”

Stablemate and fellow three-year-old Jon Snow is another in good condition for the Conveyancing Show Lawyers 1400.

“He’s fine and he had a quiet trial at Te Aroha. He’s ready to go,” said Forsman.

—NZ Racing Desk