Patience key to Savasilk’s recent successes

Patience key to Savasilk’s recent successes4 Mar 2022

Patient handling has been key to the development of Savasilk and that approach reaped a further winning reward at Awapuni.

The Jamie Richards-prepared daughter of Savabeel also provided her younger brother with another tidy pedigree update as he goes through the ring next week as Lot 580 in our New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale draft.

Savasilk had broken her maiden at Ruakaka at her previous appearance and has now quickly followed up with a Rating 65 success.

“She has been a very slow maturing filly, but she is really keeping the weight on now,” Richards said.

Savasilk was caught wide in the running near the pace, but was still able to produce a resolute finishing run for rider Joe Kamaruddin in the straight.

The filly, who holds a nomination for the G1 Levin Classic, was purchased at Karaka on our behalf by Te Akau’s David Ellis for $360,000.

The daughter of former leading juvenile Silk Pins was a member of our 2020 yearling draft where we offered her on behalf of breeder Max Whitby.

Silk Pins was a winner and placed in the Karaka Million, G1 Diamond Stakes, G2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes and Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes.

Savasilk’s pedigree also features the G2 Moonee Valley Fillies’ Classic winner Gypsy Diamond and the G3 Maribyrnong Plate winner Finance Tycoon.