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Savaria Thriving Ahead Of Oaks

Wednesday, 11th March 2015

The manner in which Savaria (Savabeel-Amathea, by O'Reilly) finished off her race at Hastings last time out has further boosted Roydon Bergerson's confidence of attaining Classic honours with the talented filly this weekend, reports NZ Racing Desk. The daughter of Savabeel earned favouritism for this Saturday's Gr1 New Zealand Oaks when dead-heating with Platinum Witness in the Gr3 Lowland Stakes on 28 February. "She's been rounding off her races really well and the other day she ran her last 600 in 33.20 and the sprinters ran 33.18," Bergerson said. "They can all get the distance, it's just that some run it faster than others." Savaria broke her maiden at her second start on New Year's Day before she ran third against the older horses in a special conditions event at Trentham behind the handy Seize The Moment. Her trademark powerful finish was agina on display at New Plymouth when second in the Oaks Prelude behind Thee Auld Floozie, who has since franked the form by beating Saavoya and Charmont in the a key northern lead-up, the Gr3 Sunline Vase at Ellerslie. "She's just got better with each run," Bergerson said. "She jarred up a bit after Trentham, but she's right now and she's going the right way." Savaria is the current favourite in the Oaks market at $3.50, ahead of Saavoya at $6 and the Thee Auld Floozie at $7.

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