3YO Savabeel filly impresses


The addition of headgear had the desired effect on the regally bred Candy Love at Sale on Friday afternoon.

Trainers Anthony and Sam Freedman made the change off a below par resuming effort and the Savabeel filly responded positively with a breakthrough success over 1500 metres at her third appearance.

“I was mindful that the first time in blinkers under race day conditions that she didn’t over race and I was a pair further back than I would have liked,” winning rider Daniel moor said.

“I was able to build the revs though and had the race is keeping a long way out. She’s still quite immature and learning her craft and she will get out over more distance.”

A sister to two-time winner Newley Wed, The Waikato Stud-bred and raced Candy Love settled toward the back of the field before improving near the turn and came with a well-timed run to score with authority.

She is a daughter of the O’Reilly mare Absolutely Me and she is a half-sister to the multiple Group 1-winning half-siblings Glamour Puss and Vision And Power.

It is also the family of the G1 Coolmore Classic winners Steps In Time and Espiona.

Absolutely Me has an unraced Savabeel two-year-old filly and produced another daughter by him last year before another return visit to the champion stallion.

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