Savabeel’s son romps home at Pakenham

Savoir Faire took full advantage of a drop in class at Pakenham on Friday evening to gain a confidence-boosting win.

The son of Savabeel stepped out in Benchmark 64 company over 2000 metres and had no trouble carrying 60kg to an effortless victory.

Savoir Faire broke his maiden in New Zealand and then acquitted himself well when third in the G2 Waikato Guineas and sixth in the G1 New Zealand Derby before relocating to Te Akau’s Cranbourne operation.

He had two preparatory runs from his new quarters before striking at Pakenham where he settled in the trail before taking control 200 metres from home and forged clear with minimum of persuasion.

“It was no problem for the big boy and he won very well,” winning apprentice Luke Cartwright said.

“He did a nice piece of work on Tuesday so I was very confident.”

The Waikato Stud-bred four-year-old is a brother to the multiple Group 3 winner Milford with their dam the unraced O’Reilly mare Etiquette.

She is a sister to the late four-time Group 1 winner and stallion Sacred Falls and Te Akau chief David Ellis went to $640,000 to secure Savoir Faire out of the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale draft of Ohukia Lodge, who offered him on behalf of the Matamata nursery.

Etiquette has an unraced two-year-old filly by Savabeel named Manners and a yearling colt by the farm’s multiple champion stallion.

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