Savabeel colt books a date for bigger targets

Three-year-old colt Saveadateforme continued his winning ways at Goulburn on Sunday taking out a Class 2 mile with ease for trainer John O’Shea.

Sporting the silks of Go Racing, Saveadateforme placed fourth on debut at the beginning of October before coming from last to score at Kembla Grange.

The colt backed up that performance with a four-length romp at Goulburn under Chad Schofield.

Go Racing’s Albert Bosma was impressed by the win and has earmarked the Gr.3 New Zealand Bloodstock 3YO Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle on November 12 as the next target for the promising galloper.

“It was a good win, he could have won by double the margin,” Bosma said.

“He has a great turn of foot. As long as he comes through this race well he will probably head to Newcastle in a fortnight for the Spring Stakes.

“He is very talented but still has a lot of maturing to do physically so whatever he does this preparation, we are very excited about his prospects in the Autumn.”

Saveadateforme was bought by Go Racing out of breeder Waikato Stud’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale for $220,000.

He is a son of the late O’Reilly mare Dating, who was a quality act during her racing days and won five races, including two at Group Three level and finished third the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m).

Meanwhile, another in the Go Racing stable by Savabeel, Atishu, lost no admirers following her fifth placing in the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.

“She was very unlucky,” Bosma said of the Chris Waller-trained mare.

“She got blocked twice in the straight and was hurtling at the line. With a clear run she finishes in the top three and would have threatened Icebath, the winner.

“As long as she comes through the run well she will head to the Matriarch Stakes (Gr.2, 2000m) on the final day of the carnival at Flemington.”

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