Los Skybo set for Bow Mistress Stakes

Los Skybo will be set for the G3 Bow Mistress Stakes after her last-gasp victory in the Early Bird Tickets Hcp (1200m) on Sunday.

Trainers David and Scott Brunton claimed the feature race for mares at the 2011 Hobart Cup carnival with their million-dollar winner Lady Lynette and they are already planning ahead for the next edition on February 3.

“We will put her away now,” Scott Brunton said.  “She races best when fresh so that’s it for her until the Bow Mistress.”

Los Skybo (5m Savoire Vivre – Sky Boat by Weasel Clause) led in a Savoire Vivre quinella when she powered home for a narrow victory over Good Boy Robert on Sunday.  The lightly framed mare is owned by Leon Hesketh and has won 6 of her 12 starts including a Moonee Valley sprint back in March.

She can make it a Bow Mistress hat-trick for Armidale Stud sires in 2013 after the wins of Lady Lynette (Ladoni) and Rebel Bride (Telesto).

Savoire Vivre (GB) stood at Armidale Stud but was put down in October due to advanced laminitis.  A son of Sadler’s Wells, he had just been crowned Tasmania’s Champion sire for 2011-12.

Los Skybo was bred by Rob and Jill Luck and they sold her for $15,000 through the Alva Stud draft at the 2009 Tasmanian Magic Millions.  The Relbia based couple raced her dam Sky Boat to a Listed victory in the 2001 Cascade 2YO Classic and she was also placed in the following year’s LR Tasmanian Thousand Guineas.

Sky Boat’s second foal Speedy Sky (Tough Speed) won the 2009 Tasmanian Thousand Guineas.  Los Skybo is her third winner and the mare’s final foal is an unraced two year-old filly named Cielo Duro (Tough Speed).

Savoire Vivre is on top of the Tasmanian premiership this season with the winners of $393,199.  He leads fellow Armidale sire Tough Speed (Miswaki) on $254,745.

– Karl Patterson

Savoire Vive mare returns to scale with Andrew Darmanin in Hobart