Tavistock’s son dazzles on debut

Tavistock’s son dazzles on debut5 Sep 2020

The covers came off a potential classic contender at Geelong today when Young Werther produced an impressive debut performance.

The three-year-old son of Tavistock was a dominant winner over 1500 metres for trainer Danny O’Brien and rider Damien Oliver.

"We sent him there today without a huge expectation, just to ride him to hit the line but he certainly produced," O'Brien said.

"He's really promising, potentially you might even get him towards the Derby this Spring."

"I was thinking he might be an autumn Derby horse but that was really impressive. He'll have no problem running the trip and he's got a really good strong acceleration for a horse that's also got plenty of stamina."

Young Werther is now expected to make his next appearance in the VRC Derby Trial over 1800 metres at Flemington on September 23.

He was purchased out of Cambridge Stud’s draft at Karaka in 2019 for $140,000.

O’Brien has remained in the ownership of the son of the winning Fastnet Rock mare Romantic Time.

She is a half-sister to the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Amelia’s Dream.

A brother to Young Werther was sold by Cambridge Stud earlier this year to agent Guy Mulcaster for $220,000.