Love Conquers All Filly Reigns in Gold Coast Guineas
Mark Smith - Sunday, 7 May 2017

Ontrack Thoroughbreds Grant Morgan has a penchant for black thoroughbreds and it has served him well with the likes of champion sprinter Brazen Beau and Saturday's Group III Gold Coast Guineas winner Savanna Amour.

Winner of the Group II Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last spring, the John Meagher-trained filly held the challenge of the heavily backed Kiwi raider Heroic Valour (Fastnet Rock) by a half-head with Godolphin's Tessera (Medaglia' d'Oro) a long-head back in third.

Meagher indicated the Tatt's Tiara at Eagle Farm on June 24 is on the agenda for the daughter of Love Conquers All and had not ruled out a tilt at the $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap at the same track on June 10. (photo Grant Courtney)

But as Grant Morgan told Racenet, he is no fan of the Eagle Farm track.

"I have got massive concerns about Eagle Farm and I don't mind saying that," Morgan said.

"We would love nothing more than to win the Stradbroke or Tatts Tiara but the way that Eagle Farm track is at the moment, she might not be going there.

"That is a great shame because she is well and truly up to winning both of those races.

"We might just give Savanna Amour a break and go to Melbourne again for the early spring."

A $100,000 purchase by Ontrack Thoroughbreds from the Toolooganvale Farm draft at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling sale, Savanna Amour advances her record to 4 wins and 2 thirds from 9 starts with earnings of $324,500.

She is the third foal of the Stravinsky mare Savanna La Mar a 5-time winner in Brisbane.

Purchased for $70,000 by Newgate Farm at the 2010 Magic Millions National Broodmare sale, Savanna La Mar is a half-sister to Group III winner Voodoo Beat out of Cajun Magic (Twig Moss) a half-sister to Group I Golden Slipper winner Marauding.

Savanna La Mar has a 2yo colt by Pierro and a filly foal by Dissident.


She was bred back to Super One last spring.

Race 8 - Gold Coast Guineas
Group 3 - 1200m

Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:08.42. Sectional Time: 0:33.86 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $125,000 - 1st: $80,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $12,500.
 1   Savanna Amour T: J F Meagher J: Ron Stewart
3f   Love Conquers All x Savanna La Mar (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 0.1 Heroic Valour T: S Autridge and J Richards J: O P Bosson

3c   Fastnet Rock x Myrrh (NZ) (Nassipour (USA) )
Lot 432 2016 NZB Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor - Curraghmore
Buyer - Mr DC Ellis  $510,000
 3 0.3 Tessera T: J A O'Shea J: T Angland
3g   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Chatoyant (Flying Spur )
Not Offered
 4 1.3 Attention T: P and P Snowden J: J Lloyd
3c   Stratum x Flamboyance (Snowland )
 5 1.4 I Thought So T: David Pfieffer J: C W Brown
3c   So You Think (NZ) x Cat's Pyjamas (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) )
 6 1.5 Sylpheed T: A J Edmonds J: James Orman
3f   Real Saga x Domitilla (Strategic )
 7 1.6 River Racer T: L G Ross J: R Fradd
3f   Hidden Dragon x Royal Yangtze (Royal Academy (USA) )
 8 2.0 Tiyatrolani T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne
3f   Captain Sonador x Tiyatro (Encosta De Lago )
 9 2.1 Crafty Cop T: M, W and J Hawkes J: C Reith
3g   Starcraft (NZ) x Fashion Police (Elusive Quality (USA) )
 10 2.6 Ringo's A Rockstar T: N P Stephens J: M Gray
3g   Drumbeats x Cradle Rock (Sequalo )
 11 3.0 Volpino T: L D Kelly J: L V Cassidy
3g   Foxwedge x Bright Heart (Dane Shadow )
 12 3.2 All Over Bosanova T: M T Eggleston J: L P Rolls
3f   Court Command x Sassy Vixen (NZ) (Towkay )
 13 6.7 Sugar Ray Red T: Marcus Wilson J: Ms K O'Hara
3g   Sidereus x Brilliant Facets (Flying Spur )
 14 8.7 Thunder Raider T: Darlene Duryea J: Luke Tarrant
3f   Dr Green (NZ) x Lady Sophia (With Class (CAN) )
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