Purchased from the draft of Newhaven Park at the 2015 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, two-year-old Snitzel colt SAVALAS makes his debut on Saturday at Bendigo for trainer Danny O’Brien in Race 1: Wilson's Treet Service 2YO Maiden Plate (900m).
Drawn the inside gate in the small field of seven runners, jockey Jamie Mott has plenty of options with the colt from his barrier but will likely go forward to try and get a good position.
The first named foal of the Listed placed Red Ransom mare Movie, who is in turn the only filly out of the Listed-winning Thunder Gulch mare Strawberry Storm, it is a family littered with impressive stakes winners including the Group 2-winning, Group 1 placed Danroad, the Group 3 winner Strawberry Road as well as the Listed Magic Millions 3YO Trophy winner Tippitaka and the Listed winner Newtown Jet.
Bred on a cross that has produced 8 winners so from only 14 runners; the top performer for teh cross is the fleet footer flyer Chance Bye, a winner of the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes.
With five of the eight winners to date being stakes performers, it is pleasing to see that the cross is already performing so well on the track and we are confident that our colt can add to that list as he progresses throughout his campaign.
Carrying the colours worn to victory by many top class runners such as Group 1 winners Niconero and Nicconi, we wish our fellow owners; P B Devitt, L N Piper, Just Fun Racing Syndicate (Mgr: D C Halpin), B Ainsworth, Innistown Syndicate (Mgr: P Arnell) and S Wilson the best of luck for Saturday.