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Savatiano adds Eagle Farm Black-Type to an impressive record

Mike Hedge

The dominance of a second Stakes victory by Savatianoinfo-icon at Eagle Farm on Saturday has encouraged trainer James Cummings to contemplate giving the filly a shot at a third before the Australian season ends.

Savatiano produced one of her more polished performances to win the G3 Glenlogan Park Stakes, her effort matched by that of jockey Tommy Berry. 

Cummings said both horse and rider had made the most of a “perfect storm” to score by 2-3/4 lengths from the favourite Quilista with Eckstein in third place.

Berry gave Savatiano the run of the race and the filly responded by putting the result beyond doubt in a matter of strides.

Savatiano hadn't won since opening her Stakes account in the Listed Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong last August, but had indicated she may be close to winning form when second in the G3 Dark Jewel Stakes at Scone at her previous start.

"It was a perfect storm with the leader wanting to go a bit hard and we could sit off her," Cummings said.

"But Tom has been riding very well in Sydney and he carried that form over here.”

"I’ve tried a few different riders on Savatiano since her last win but Tom has found the key to her."

Cummings said he was inclined to give Savatiano, a daughter of the much-lamented Street Cry, a few more runs before the season ends.

"She is fit and I reckon she can win a third Stakes race now," he said.