Savabeel’s son makes immediate Victorian impact
Relocating the well-related 4-year-old Black Bolt from their Sydney stable to Melbourne reaped an
instant reward for trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace at Sandown on Wednesday afternoon.
The Waikato Stud-bred and sold son of Savabeel moved camp in search of improved footing and
showed tenacity to down a competitive Benchmark 64 line-up.
Black Bolt was caught wide from his outside gate before he settled outside the leader for apprentice
Teo Nugent and fought tooth and nail for a third career success.
“He came here for the better surfaces and we wanted Teo to slot in and he didn’t panic and gave the
horse a very good ride,” stable representative Leigh Allen said.
Black Bolt had finished runner-up when resuming at Newcastle and natural improvement saw him go
one better this afternoon.
“He drew wide and jumped well and got on the speed. He got a breather when we got outside the
leader and was able to give a good kick into the straight,” Nugent said.
Black Bolt was a $150,000 Karaka purchase with Darby Racing and de Burgh Equine signing the
A brother to the dual Group 2 winner and Group 1 performer Forgot You, he is a son of the O’Reilly
mare Simply You, who made a return visit to Savabeel last season.
She is a daughter of the two-time Group 1 winner Glamour Puss, whose half-brother Vision And
Power also triumphed twice at the top level while another family member Steps In Time won the G1
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