SavileRowsetforfirstAustralianstart

September13,20175:00pm。

byAAP

TrainerMikeMoroneyhassethissightsonachievingGroupOnesuccesswithSavileRowwhomakeshisAustraliandebutinasprintraceatFlemington。

SavileRowfinishedrunner-upthreetimesinGroupOneraceslastseasoninNewZealandbeforeheadingtotheAustralianbaseofMoroneystrans-Tasmanoperation。

Thefour-year-oldhasbeeninMelbourneforacoupleofmonthsandresumesinSaturdaysGroupTwoBobbieLewisQuality(1200m)。

TheGroupOneSirRupertClarkeStakes(1400m)andToorakHandicap(1600m)areplannedashisnexttwostartsafterSaturdaywithotheroptionslaterinthespring。

MyjobistomakesurehewinsaGroupOne,beingastallion,Moroneysaid。

Sothatsthefirstthingwevegottochase。

Ivegotnodoubthesgottheability。

ButaswesawwithTivaci,hebeathimselfacoupleoftimes。

Stallionscandothatnowandagainifthingsdontquitegotheirway。

TivacialwayshadGroupOneability,andhegotone。

AndImsurethisguyhasgotasmuchability,ifnotmore。

TheMoroney-trainedTivaciwasretiredtostudafterbreakingthroughatGroupOnelevelintheAll-AgedStakesinApril。

SavileRowwassecondintheNZ2000Guineas,theLevinClassicandHerbieDykeStakesasathree-year-oldandhasntracedsincebeingunplacedintheNewZealandDerbyinMarch。

Heprobablyshouldhavewontwoofthosebutforgreenness,orbeingacolthewasntaneasyride,Moroneysaid。

HesaidthehorsesmannershadimprovedandhehadntreallyputafootwronginMelbourne。