Savabeel 3YO impresses on return

Ciccina returned to racing in fine style this afternoon at Taree where the Kris Lees-trained filly wasn’t tested over 1250 metres to shed her maiden tag.

The daughter of Savabeel was unplaced in her only previous appearance in January and showed the benefit of a good break and a couple of handy lead-up trial performances to open her account.

Bred by Waikato Stud, Ciccina was purchased at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale for $300,000 by agent Bruce Perry on behalf of prominent owner Lib Petagna.

The filly is a daughter of the unraced O’Reilly mare Baby Shacks, who has a perfect record at stud with all four of her foals to race now successful. She produced a Tivaci filly last year and is in foal to Super Seth.

Baby Shacks is a sister to the G2 Makybe Diva S. winner and G1 Caulfield Cup placegetter Vigor and to thew G2 Avondale Guineas winner Joey Massino. Their half-brother Vincent Mangano won the inaugural Karaka Million. It is a deep pedigree that also features the G1 VRC Derby winner Amalfi and the G1 Greyville Premier’s Champion S. winner Gold Onyx.

Recent News
21 October 2021

The Corner with Garry Chittick

Getting older used to be recognised as getting wiser. There is really no other plus apart from the fact we mostly are unsure about the alternative. I am not an atheist but not a believer. …

Read More
20 October 2021

On target for G1 VRC Derby tilt

Tutukaka put his Group 1 credentials on the line this afternoon and he sailed through with flying colours to triumph in the Listed Geelong Classic. The Tony Pike-trained 3-year-old son of Tavistock, who is part-owned …

Read More