Tavisan too swift at The Valley

Tavisan too swift at The Valley24 Aug 2019

Progressive four-year-old Tavisan used his abundant pace to winning effect at Moonee Valley yesterday.

The son of Tavistock broke quickly to make the running and travelled well in the lead under rider Ben Melham.

Tavisan was coasting on the turn and he dashed clear to thump his Rating 90 rivals over 1200 metres.
“I train him like a sprinter and he’ll get 1400 metres,” said Mick Price, who preparesthe gelding with Michael Kent junior.

Tavisan has now won three times for the Caulfield trainers.

“He’s right in the zone now and we’ll just continue to pick the right races for him,” Price said.

Melham has struck up a strong association with Tavisan, having ridden him four times for two wins and two placings, including a third in the Gr.2 Danehill Stakes.
“He’s a promising one and this looked a good race on paper for him,” he said.

“He can run quick sectionals so I just held him together, saved him up and he won very well.

“He’s quite adaptable as well and doesn’t have to lead. You can put him where you want.”

Tavisan was a $150,000 Karaka purchase for Ontrack Thoroughbreds and is a son of Evanescence.

She is an unraced daughter of Volksraad with her dam a half-sister to the multiple Group One winner Super Impose.