Tavistock’s son a rising star

Tavistock’s son a rising star11 Sep 2019

Tavidance has emerged as an exciting spring prospect, whether it be from his current Australian base or further afield.
The son of Cambridge Stud resident Tavistock has won two of his four starts with the latest of them posted at Bendigo this week.
Tavidance produced a dominant display to score first-up over 1600 metres and there’s confidence he can progress to a serious level.
“We really like the horse. He's a four-year-old entire, one of Peter Law and John Foote's purchases, from Darren Weir's stable," co-trainer Michael Kent junior said.
Tavidance was making his debut on Wednesday for Kent and senior partner Mick Price with jockey Michael Dee enjoying the easiest of rides.
"He's probably not going to be effective under the mile, but here on the big track I thought he was beautiful,” Kent said.
“He's obviously got a lot of ability there - it was a very easy win. I'm not sure if he goes to Hong Kong or not.
“Peter Law has a lot of horses that race in Hong Kong, so it's to be determined, but there's some big prizemoney for him here if he was to stay."
A $220,000 Melbourne Premier Sale graduate, Tavidance is a son of the Zabeel mare Zadancer.
She is a half-sister to the Gr.2 Rubiton Stakes winner Heatherly with their dam a half-sister to the Gr.1 Stradbroke Handicap winner Linton.
It’s also the family of the Gr.1 Avondale Cup winner Sharvasti so there’s a rich pedigree to carry Tavidance further.
Price echoed the thoughts of his co-trainer and is excited about the horse’s future.
“His 1550 metre trial was good, albeit on a heavy track," he said.
"Michael Kent Jnr said to me this will win. I thought there might've been something in the race a bit sharper than him.
"He's a beautiful horse for 2000 metres and beyond.”