Tavistock 3YO goes all the way

Tavistock 3YO goes all the way21 Apr 2023

A pre-race plan with Taviosa was executed to perfection at Pakenham by experienced rider Craig Newitt.

Stable belief that our homebred son of Tavistock was the superior stayer in the 2580 metres line-up proved on the money when the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained three-year-old romped to his first victory.

Newitt had no hesitation in allowing Taviosa to make the running and they had the race in safe keeping a long way from home.

“I wanted to be handy and I was caught wide so we rolled to the front. We were confident he would run the trip when others wouldn’t and he was strong through the line,” he said.

Newitt increased the tempo on Taviosa 600 metres from home and they sailed clear to win by a widening three and a-half lengths.

He was offered on our behalf by Maluka Thoroughbreds at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and was knocked down to Busuttin Racing and Clarke Bloodstock for A$42,000.

Taviosa is a son of the unraced Encosta De Lago mare Costarosa, who is a half-sister to the Listed Cap d’Antibes Stakes winner Members Joy, dam of the dual Group 2 winner Pure Elation.

Costarosa has an Almanzor three-year-old filly named Whiteroze who has yet to race and last season produced a daughter of Hello Youmzain and is back in foal to our two-time Group 1-winning sprinter.