Ravello makes perfect start

Ravello makes perfect start15 Mar 2023

High-priced youngster Ravello made an impressive start to his career for trainer John O’Shea when he was successful at Warwick Farm.

Off the back of a pair of preparatory trials, the two-year-old son of Savabeel settled behind the pace on the fence and, after angling into the clear on straightening, drove strongly to the line under Brenton Avdulla to score on debut.

We raised and sold Ravello on behalf of breeder Max Whitby and the colt was purchased by bloodstock agent Bruce Perry from our New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale draft for $425,000.

He is the first foal of the American-bred stakes performer Cover Charge, a daughter of Take Charge Indy who is from the family of the multiple Group 1 winners and influential sires Street Cry and Shamardal.

The pedigree has previously made its mark in Australia as well through family member Thronum, the Group 2 winner of the Australia Stakes and a Group 1 placegetter.