Tony Haydon trained Savvy Acquisition powered home in the 1800m Maiden at Gold Coast on Saturday to score by two-lengths over Starlighter.
Post-race Tony stated, “It was great to see the horse finally breakthrough for a very well deserved win he had been so consistent for us last preparation and this prep not a lot had gone right in his first 3 runs but what was so pleasing was heading into this race we felt very good about where the horse was at physically and mentally and with a lovely ride he was able to produce the goods”.
All going well, Savvy will now head to Ipswich Wednesday week to step up to the Class 1 over the ideal distance of 2150m. The Kiwi-bred gelding should relish the rise in distance.
At Flemington over the weekend, Romancer thoroughly enjoyed the heavy surface, powering home in the 1400m Open Handicap to finish second to Vinland. Clocking 35.80 secs for the final 600m, Romancer did extremely well to fight to the line having raced three wide without cover and losing a front shoe in the process.
Grahame Begg has done an exceptional job with this horse and we are looking forward to his next start this campaign.
Not to be disgraced this weekend, Kellstorm also ran a solid second place at Newcastle in NSW for the Freedman Brothers. Unlucky in running, he was forced extremely wide coming into the straight. Under apprentice Louise Day, Kellstorm managed to round up the field in the final 400m under the top weight, going down on the line by less than a neck.
Trainer Richard Freedman felt “he ran really well and I feel we are getting his head back into the right space. He seems to have pulled up well.” With a suitable race Saturday week at Randwick, we hope to see Kellstorm in the winner’s circle!