Derby Aspirations for Tavistock 3YO

Media Release - Wednesday August 5

Former Kiwi three-year-old Wertheimer didn’t take long to make his presence felt across the Tasman.

Wertheimer - image Natasha Morello - Racing Photos

The son of Tavistock won first-up over 1300m at Cranbourne on Wednesday for trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young and they were fairly confident heading into his fresh-up assignment.

“He has come over from Andrew Campbell and has been here a few weeks,” Young told

“He has adapted really well and he worked really nicely the other day with Savvy Lad.

“We thought he would go a great race today. He hasn’t put a foot wrong since stepping into the barn.”

The couple are now eyeing lofty targets with the gelding heading into spring.

“We will try and bring him through, maybe get him to Sandown in a couple of weeks in a (BenchMark) 64 1400m and see if he can make that grade,” Young said.

“We will always have the (Victoria) Derby (Gr.1, 2500m) in the back of our mind, especially with Tommy Heptinstall (part-owner) with those colours.

“He is out of a Lonhro mare that we used to have back in the stable in New Zealand a few years ago. We will definitely take that (Derby) path with him.” - NZ Racing Desk 


Race Result - Tab Long May We Play Mdn Plate 1300m

Cranbourne Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:21.35
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: D Oliver 57
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Wild About Me (NZ) (Lonhro (AUS))
Run Walrus Run
T: A B Logan J: C Newitt 59.5
4g Warhorse (NZ) x Vitalogy (NZ) (Yamanin Vital (NZ))
Emerald Crown
T: N A Blackiston J: John Allen 57.5
4m Needs Further (AUS) x White Gold (NZ) (Colombia (NZ))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Armidale Stud Carrick Tas
B: Ross Wilkinson
Time Warrior
T: Richard Laming J: Ms A Bryan 56.5
4g Time For War (AUS) x Cellar Edition (AUS) (Brocco (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Laming Racing
T: J T Conlan J: Lachlan Neindorf 56
5m Bel Esprit (AUS) x Clorinda (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
T: G M Carson J: M Carson 59.5
4g Mossman (AUS) x Bec Said No Credit (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: Orbis Bloodstock
Moving Day
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Jamie Kah 57.5
4m Turffontein (AUS) x Carlie Rose (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Mane Lodge, Sutton
B: Group 1 Bloodstock / Merricks Station
Arfa Crown
T: J W Price J: D Dunn 59.5
4g Unencumbered (AUS) x Hawaiian Melody (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $9,000
V:L. Treloar, Hahndorf, SA
B: J Price
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $1,500
V:Australian Thoroughbred Farm, Tallarook
B: T Treloar
T: Ms A Blackburn J: Chelsea Hall 59.5
5g Walking Or Dancing (NZ) x Lane's End (AUS) (End Sweep (USA))
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale General Session $3,500
V:Vieira Group, Sydney, NSW
B: A Blackburn
T: Ms S Ferchie J: Lewis German 59.5
4g Easy Choice (AUS) x All The While (AUS) (El Moxie (USA))
Fool's Overture
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Thomas Stockdale 57
3g Americain (USA) x Lunar Lights (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
La Dolcezza
T: R W Harrison J: J Noonan 57.5
4m Moshe (AUS) x Lago Bliss (AUS) (Delago Brom (AUS))
Stallion Parade
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