Savvy win from Gr 1 hope

John O’Shea has a pair of Group One targets in mind for Savvy Nature following his win in the Gr 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle yesterday. The WS graduate was having just his fourth career start and success in a race which boasts past winners such as Shogun Lodge, Universal Prince and Lotteria suggests the son of Savabeel can measure up to the elite level.

“History says good horses win this race,” O’Shea said. “He’s early in his prep so hopefully later on he’ll win a nice race.” O’Shea is eyeing off the Gr 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on October 12 before taking the son of Savabeel to Melbourne. “I’d love to get him to Flemington and ride him quiet in a mile and a half race (Victoria Derby),” he said.

Savvy Nature is out of the unraced Carnegie mare Generous Nature whose first foal Sir Ferrari has been a multiple winner. Their grand-dam La Lagune, by Danehill, was a dual stakes winner and runner-up in the Gr 1 Blue Diamond Stakes and the family also features Titanic Jack (Gr 1 Emirates Stakes) and Sober Suit (Toorak Handicap).

Breeder: ABP Enterprises Ltd, Angus Taylor Family Trust, Little Avondale Trust & Storm Thoroughbreds Ltd
Owner: M Brown, Mr J D Melick, Mrs J Melick, Mrs S L Pilkington, Mr N G Rockley, Mr A M Rowley-Bates, Placanica, Mr T St James, Mrs R St James

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