Trainer keen on Tivaci 3YO’s staying prospects

Henry Dwyer has Classic options to weigh up for his lightly raced Tivaci three-year-old Lupine.

He successfully adopted new tactics on Thursday afternoon at Stawell where the Waikato Stud graduate posted the first winning strike of his career to have the Ballarat trainer considering future age group targets.

Dwyer had advised stewards that Lupine would be ridden further forward in his first crack at 2000 metres and it resulted in a dominant victory.

“He should get out to 2400 metres and he might end up in a Derby at some stage,” he said.

“He’s been a bit of a tricky horse, he’s one of those who can get a bit aggressive.”

The well-related Lupine bounced well to take up a trailing position under rider John Allan, who came off the fence to put the pressure on the leader 800 metres from home.

They were clear at the top of the straight and stayed on far too well for their rivals to score by a length and three-quarters.

Dwyer went to $220,000 to secure Lupine out of co-breeder Waikato Stud’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale in 2022.

A half-brother to a brace of winners including G1 Vinery Stud Stakes placegetter Impecunious, he is a son of the stakes performed Zabeel mare Sheezababe whose dam Honor Babe won the G1 Sydney Cup.

Lupine’s brother sold to Sydney trainer John O’Shea for $50,000 at last year’s Ready to Run Sale and Sheezababe had a Tivaci filly last year before visiting Ardrossan.

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