Skew Wiff stars on the big stage
Skew Wiff was on her best behaviour on Tuesday afternoon at Flemington where she showcased her abundant talent with victory in the G3 Hong Kong Jockey Club S.
The Mark Walker and Sam Bergerson-trained daughter of Savabeel has had her issues in the barrier, but she jumped well to settled three wide with cover near the pace.
Rider Opie Bosson angled her into the clear 450 metres from home and the Waikato Stud-bred and raced four-year-old thereafter asserted her authority for her fourth career victory.
“She was a little angel in the gates and travelled beautifully. It was just a matter of holding her up and getting her into clear air at the right time,” Bosson said.
Skew Wiff earned her passage across the Tasman with her victory in the G1 Tarzino Trophy, but then blotted her copybook when scratched at the barrier before the G2 Rose Of Kingston S. and was then sixth in the G2 Tristarc S.
“She had six weeks between those runs so she could be forgiven, and she had come on well,” Te Akau chief David Ellis said.
“When you’ve got a good one by Savabeel you know they’re going to be hard to beat.”
She is now likely to chase an Australian Group 1 title in the Sir Rupert Clarke S. at Caulfield on November 18.
Skew Wiff is the first foal of the Starcraft mare Starvoia, who won races including the Listed Mosgiel S. and she has an unraced Savabeel three-year-old colt and a Super Seth yearling before she visited Noverre.
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