One to Watch – Echuca

Tara Madgwick - Monday August 27
Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young are no strangers to having runners in the Victoria Derby and a debut winner they produced at Echuca on Monday has a pedigree to suggest that may be a viable option for him as the spring unfolds.

Savvy Oak as a yearlingThree year-old Savabeel gelding Savvy Oak charged home from last to run away and win the 1200 metre maiden by two lengths in an eye catching display.

A $95,000 NZB Premier purchase from the Windsor Park draft for First Light Racing / Mr PA Willetts / Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / Mr P Moody, Savvy Oak is the third winner from Group III winning High Chaparral (IRE) mare Fairy Oak, who comes from the family of Group I winners Field Dancer and Just a Dancer.

For a horse bred to stay like this one is, a win at 1200 metres is an encouraging sign so we will be watching Savvy Oak closely when he steps out next.


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