Savvy Lad sold to Aussie interests with Derby dreams

Savvy Lad

Jim Bruford’s $13,500 buy Savvy Lad (NZ) (Savabeel) has sold to clients of former Kiwi trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young and flew out of Christchurch last Friday bound for the couple’s Cranbourne stable.

“Savvy Lad is a really talented horse and he has been bought to run in the ATC Derby (Gr.1, 2400m) at Randwick,” former trainer Michael Pitman said.

“When I got him I thought he’d run a mile and a half (2400m), but he’s so brilliant over 1400m so it’ll be interesting now to see if he stays that far.

“When he won last start at Riccarton he ran the fastest last 600m of the day (33.05), quicker than the Stewards winner, and he carried 57.5 kg and cruised home.

“And when he won his maiden the start before it was the quickest time by a maiden over 1400m (1.22.1) in the last four years.”

The son of Savabeel has had four starts and preceded his two wins at the New Zealand Cup meeting with two seconds. – NZ Racing News

The next Thoroughbred auction is set to run from 5pm Tuesday 3 December through to 7pm Monday 9 December.


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