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Savaheat spot on at Flemington

Savaheat (white hood) fights off Mr Money Bags at Flemington - Darryl Sherer
Savaheat (white hood) fights off Mr Money Bags at Flemington

Darryl Sherer

Savaheat (Savabeel x Heat Storm) continued a winning trend from Trelawney Stud graduates this week when successful at Flemington on Thursday.

Savaheat was backing up off a last-start win at Moe over a mile and looked to appreciate the step up in distance of the Twitter Trophy (1800m).

Under a patient ride from jockey Michael Dee, Savaheat jumped well and settled at the rear of the field with all bar one runner ahead of him. Travelling three wide on the turn, Savaheat made his move and before long it was a two horse battle to the line with Mr Money Bags. It was stride for stride for the last 100m with Savaheat getting his nose in front at the finish.

"That was a fantastic win," trainer Mick Price said. "He is a tough horse and 2000m is probably ideal for him, he doesn't want any further than that.

Price hasn't locked in any future plans for Savaheat who won the Listed Hill Smith Stakes (1800m) in 2017.

"I think we will just take advantage of his rating rather than shooting too high with him and enjoy the prizemoney."

Price credited a change of scene and the use of his Warrnambool stable for the gelding's success.

"He is off and on from Warrnambool," he said. "He goes there then comes back, we interchange a lot of these horses that have had a number of starts to keep them fresh.

"For a horse like him it is ideal."

Bred by Whakanui Stud, Savaheat was sold out of Trelawney Stud's 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft.

Ocean's Fourteen (Ocean Park x Ruud Van Slaats) was another sold out of the 2016 consignment and was successful when resuming at Kyneton on Wednesday. 

It was the third career win for the five-year-old entire who races from the Ballart stable of Simon Morrish. 

Earlier on Wednesday the Joan Egan bred and raced Reiko (Reliable Man x Lady Eiko), who was born and raised on the farm, won at Avondale.

Ridden by Matt Cameron, Reiko settled seventh on the inner, six lengths 600m, tracked up the rail before angling off at the 200m and the three-year-old filly was too strong over the concluding stages.

β€œShe’s always shown some natural talent and I was pleased to see her win first-up,” said trainer Jamie Richards. -Trelawney Stud