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07/06/02 Visitor to Launch Savage Attack in Creswick
Classy South Australian galloper Savage Attack can establish himself as a spring carnival aspirant later this year when he has his first interstate run in the listed $76,000 Creswick Stakes at Flemington tomorrow.

Trained at Strathalbyn by Mark Minervini, Savage Attack impressed racegoers in Adelaide on Cup Day when he scored an easy two and a quarter length win.

Now at his very next start the son of Made of Gold is ready to take the next step at Melbourne's premier racecourse.

The three-year-old showed he was better than average when in peak form he ran the race of his life to finish third to Cosmic Strike and Troubles in the KPMG Stakes at Victoria Park three runs back.

At his next start the gelding got a mile back before storming home in the Group Two Yallambee Stud Stakes before finishing three lengths from the winner. He was also not far from the subsequent Goodwood Handicap winner Zip Zip Aray.

"He's always shown us some ability ever since we started working with him as a youngster," trainer Mark Minervini said.

"Hopefully he will continue to take the forward steps and graduate into a good horse," he added.

Savage Attack handled a slow track with ease at Morphettville last start and he will not have any problems should forecast rain fall in Melbourne on race day.

Nash Rawiller, one of Victoria's leading heavyweight hoops, rode Savage Attack at Morphettville and he will retain the ride in the Creswick Stakes.

Savage Attack isn't the only galloper flying the flag for South Australia in Flemington's feature event tomorrow. Both Oh So Discreet and Raja Lane are SA bred, owned and trained.

Raja Lane, a member of the powerful Leon Macdonald stable, has been racing in consistent form of late and she is a proven stakes race performer. She drops three and a half kilograms on her last start effort under a huge weight at Caulfield.

Meanwhile, Oh So Discreet drops three kilograms on her last start fourth at Morphettville in Adelaide. The filly has a lovely run early in the race before being trapped on the inside of runners, having to check and lose her position before finishing in good style to finish an unlucky fourth.

The Dan O'Sullivan trained Oh So Discreet is already a winner in Melbourne and she also finished a close fifth to The Big Chill in stakes class at Flemington four runs back.

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