Savabeel Strikes First Black-Type Win for Season
26 August 2017
Off the back of a staggering 19 stakes winners last season, Savabeel has wasted no time making his mark on 2017-18, with son Addictive Nature taking out the honours in this afternoon’s Gr.3 Ming Dynasty Quality at Rosehill for trainer Bjorn Baker.
The Savabeel colt showed his class with a bold front-running display, enabling his trainer to now confidently consider a Group One move with the Sean Buckley, A Kheir & Dr Toby Koenig- owned three-year-old.
“I thought it was a good effort – he’s still doing a few things upside down, but he’s got plenty of untapped potential,” Baker said. “I guess for a Savabeel, he’s almost got too much speed so it’s a little bit of a question in terms of what we do and where we go.
“He’s always shown a lot, he’s a high-priced yearling ($775,000) and he’s one of the best looking horses I’ve ever trainer or ever been involved with. We’re lucky to have a horse like this and great to see him win like that.
“We’ll see how he recovers first thing, but regardless of what happens, we’re yet to see the best of him. He’s been up for a while, but there’s a pretty good race here in a couple of week’s we’ll definitely have to take a look at (Gr.1 Golden Rose).”
Rider Tim Clark also rates Addictive Nature highly.
“Really progressive colt, he’s got a very big future,” he said.
“He got attacked the whole way, he was working the whole race and for him to be able to kick and hang on, it was signs of a topliner. I think he’s probably a Group One horse, he’s just not quite there mentally. Once he learns to do everything right you’ll see a pretty smart horse.”
Addictive Nature is bred by ABP Enterprises Ltd, Little Avondale Trust & Storm Thoroughbreds Ltd and is out of the Carnegie mare, Generous Nature – a mare who has already produced the Savabeel Australian G2 winner Savvy Nature.
Addictive Nature was Savabeel’s 65th individual Stakes winner.