Kiwi filly Savvy Dreams among nominations for Auraria Stakes

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Kiwi filly Savvy Dreams will have her Australasian Oaks lead up run in Group 3 $120,000 Schweppervescence Stakes (Registered as Auraria Stakes) (1800m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Darren Weir trained Kenedna, above, is among the nominations for the Auraria Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Darren Weir trained Kenedna, above, is among the nominations for the Auraria Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Guy Lowry and Grand Cullen trained Savvy Dreams is one of thirty-one nominations for the Auraria Stakes and will have her first run on Australian soil this weekend before taking on her main Adelaide mission in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Oaks (registered as Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville on May 6.

Savvy Dreams proved her credentials with a second to Bonneval in the Group 3 NZ$70,000 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings on March 2 followed by a last start third behind Bonneval and Devise in the Group 1 NZ$300,000 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham in New Zealand on March 18.

The Hastings co-trainers elected not to follow Bonneval and Devise to Sydney for the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 8 and head to Adelaide instead to chase a Group 1 victory.

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman trained Bonneval went on to win her second Oaks Trophy in Sydney while Devise finished down the track in eighth position on the rain affected track.

“That will be her first race – the 1800-metre race on the 22nd of April and Paul Gatt will ride her in that,” Cullen told racing.com.

“Craig Williams is actually booked to ride her in the Oaks. He knows her form and he’s more than happy to ride her.”

“She finished second to Bonneval in the Lowland Stakes two starts ago, beaten a nose, and then was probably beaten three lengths to Bonneval in the Oaks.

“That’s another reason we headed to Adelaide too because we knew Bonneval and the other filly Devise were heading to Sydney.”

Cullen can see Savvy Dreams mature into a top class four year old mare and knows she will take great benefit from the trip to South Australia and is hoping her raw ability will see her come out on top.

“She is very immature still so this is going to be a big test for her but I think the test will make her going ahead to next year as a four-year-old,” Cullen said.

“She is immature but she’s very talented so hopefully she’ll come over there and perform well and we’ll push on to next year.”

Savvy Dreams will be tested to the limit by the Darren Weir trained Kenedna who is the winner of two of her last three starts.

Kenedna proved to be the dominant filly in Group 3 $150,000 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on February 18 before finishing third to I Am A Star in the Group 2 $200,000 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on March 11.

The Not A Single Doubt filly was quickly back in the winner’s stall with a victory in the Listed $110,000 See South Australia Laelia Stakes (16000m) at Morphettville on April 8.

Weir has also nominated Bloodlette and Mrs Gardenia for the Auraria Stakes.

Nominations for the 2017 Schweppervescence Stakes (Registered as Auraria Stakes)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 9574642264 AHECKSTAR F 3 Tom Jolly 52
2 589×31722 ANA ROYALE F 3 Stuart Webb 64
3 4551 ATOMIC KITTEN F 3 Brent Stanley 61
4 5042313 BLOODLETTE F 3 Darren Weir 62
5 31 CEDAR GRANDE (NZ) F 3 Robert Smerdon 62
6 32182713 DOMESTICATED F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 68
7 7×316 FASTBROOK (NZ) F 3 Nigel Blackiston 65
8 821 I’M A PRINCESS F 3 Tony McEvoy 62
9 8788×21093 JUST VICTORIA F 3 Cheryl Roberts 58
10 3222 KASTOR F 3 Rachael Cunningham 61
11 39×8143131 KENEDNA F 3 Darren Weir 82
12 23332 MILLIE THE MISSILE F 3 Luke Oliver 60
13 1623323105 MISS IDENTIFIED F 3 Travis Doudle 66
14 521172 MRS GARDENIA (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 68
15 41×5257556 NIPPERKIN F 3 Barry Brook 60
16 9212121143 PENINSULA LINKS F 3 Daniel Clarken 78
17 421135×734 PRETTY PUNK F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 74
18 04×1980 QUEEN OF KANDY F 3 Robert Smerdon 58
19 65×3210 ROCK GISELLE F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 62
20 15423 SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) F 3 Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen 78
21 56520×1834 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 76
22 6x911x71 SEDANZER F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 72
23 25x87x15 SHENANDOAH (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 61
24 x52316x577 SMART AS YOU THINK F 3 John McArdle 80
25 x4213x2518 SOMETHING MORE F 3 Jon O’connor 72
26 60x341x437 SPARKLE F 3 Heath Conners 62
27 44122×6 TIFFANY’S LASS F 3 Danny Laws 65
28 9444×1323 TOFFEE NOSE F 3 Danny O’Brien 67
29 5481 WHITE LIES F 3 Jim Cerchi (Jnr) 58
30 6×5141 WINKELMANN (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 66
31 4610×22202 WITH A BIT OF DASH F 3 Chris Bieg 71

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


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