trainer Leon Macdonalds strong form at Melbournes Moonee Valley track
continued yesterday when his two-year-old Kattavia caused a boilover in the Australian
Racing Calendar Out 23 July Handicap (1600m).
Melbourne foreman Andrew Noblet said the gelding, a son of the dual hemisphere siring
success Grand Lodge, could develop into a Group One galloper at his next preparation.
"He will be spelled now and we wont be looking
to the spring for him," Noblet said after the soft win.
"Youd have to think hed be suited in a
race like the South Australian Derby in Adelaide," Noblet added.
Wearing the familiar colours carried by other stable stars
including Gold Guru, Glitzy Guru and Regal Kiss, Kattavia was having his second run in
After scoring an impressive win at Victoria Park in
Adelaide the young gelding was sent over the border and finished well out of the money at
Yesterday through Kattavia made ever post a winner, and
being caught wide the gelding worked up around the field to eye ball the favourite Tito.
From that point the Macdonald trained performer pulled
clear of his rivals to set up a winning break.
Sir Pentire, from the in form Robbie Laing stable, made up
some good late ground to grab second place. He can be followed as he is expected to make
further improvement next season.