Savabeel strikes again at Flemington

Savacool winning at Flemington on Thursday.  - Bruno Cannatelli
Savacool winning at Flemington on Thursday.

Bruno Cannatelli

The Chris Waller-trained Savacool gave her sire Savabeel his third win at this year’s Melbourne Cup carnival when winning the Twitter Trophy (1800m) at Flemington on Thursday.

The Waikato Stud stallion also sired Shillelagh to win the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) on Derby Day, while Kaonic took out the Listed Furphy Plate (1800m) on Cup Day.

Waller trained all three runners and was pleased with the result, having chosen to bring Savacool down to Melbourne from his Sydney base less than a month ago.  

“We just pick a few horses out, and she was one of them, about two to three weeks ago that can fly the flag down here,” Waller said.

“Whether you are a trainer, owner or jockey you want to have some representation down here. We’ve picked a pretty good one there and everything worked out well.

“She was a bit further back than what I hoped for, but Kerrin (McEvoy, jockey) was cool and he got to work on her early in the straight and that’s Flemington, you can finish off very well.”

Savacool was purchased by her trainer out of Waikato Stud’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft for NZ$220,000.


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