Home | Virtual FormGuide | Virtual Tipping Team | Cyberhorse Racing Clubs | Virtual Saleyard
blb.gif (108 bytes) trx.gif (807 bytes) brb.gif (108 bytes)
vineh.gif (4503 bytes)
08/06/02 South Aussie in Savage Attack at Flemington
0608savageattack.jpg (16985 bytes)Promising South Australian three-year-old Savage Attack staked spring carnival claims after he burst home to impressively win the listed $76,000 AR Creswick Stakes (Listed) at Flemington today.

Trained at Strathalbyn by Mark Minervini, Savage Attack will now be spelled before being targeted at the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

"There are plenty of nice races here (in Melbourne) over the spring carnival," Minervini said.

While predicting he didn't feel his gelding was up to Group One race Minervini felt the gelding still had more improvement and we can expect a better horse next preparation.

"Right from the start he'd always shown us he had above average ability and he's now putting it all together on the track," Minervini added.

Purchased by Minervini for $32,500 at the Adelaide Yearling Sales, Savage Attack started a warm favourite at Morphettville last start after an eye catching effort in the Group Two Yallambee Classic.

"He didn't have any sort of luck in the Yallambee and probably should have nearly run," Minverini reflected. "The form out of that race with Zip Zip Aray has stood up since."

After his fast finishing effort in the Yallambee Classic, Savage Attack backed up at Morphettville over the Cup weekend and he scored an easy win.

In today's race Savage Attack jumped out of the gates in reasonable style from the inside before leading local rider Nash Rawiller elected to guide the gelding back behind runners and then make a beeline for the outside rail toward the rear of the field.

From there the gelding weaved between runners and then got out in time to chase Lewinsky who'd shot to the front over the concluding stages and for a fleeting moment looked the winner.

"I didn't talk to Nash about riding it like that," Minervini said. "I left it all up to him."

"It was a brilliant ride," Minervini said with a smile.

Today's win was the first success Minervini has had in a race at Flemington.

"I've had wins at the other tracks in Melbourne, but until today I had not had one here (at Flemington)," he added.

Home -- About Greg -- Older Stories -- The Virtual FormGuide

vine.gif (4739 bytes)

blb.gif (108 bytes) trx.gif (807 bytes) brb.gif (108 bytes)


[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Featured Horse

Click on Me
Featured Stallion

Click on Me
Featured Listing

Click on Me
Bill Saunders
Greg Irvine
Peter Mullen
Jenny Barnes
Brian Russell
Quentin Lang
Fiona Tomlin
Berni Saunders
Katrina Partridge
Jo Adams
Martin King
Gaye Gauci
blb.gif (108 bytes) trx.gif (807 bytes) brb.gif (108 bytes)