Saga spanks rivals at Eagle Farm

First-season sire Real Saga registered his third winner from his last three starters when Choose A Saga spanked his rivals in the 100% Charity / 0% Admin Hcp (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Choose A Saga (2g Real Saga – Choose A Star by Choisir) won by an ever-widening five-length margin and trainer Darryl Hansen is now planning an assault on next month’s $2 million Magic Millions Classic.

“I have always had a very big opinion of this fellow and the ease of that win did not surprise me one bit,” Hansen said post-race.  “He’s as tough as any youngster I’ve ever trained and he has a bucket-load of talent to go with it.

“Eddie (Wilkinson) got off and said he was still as green as grass and has plenty to learn.  I can’t wait until he puts it all together!   I will give him a week in the paddock and some time on the aqua-walker.  He will come back and run at Doomben a fortnight before the Magic Millions.”

Hansen prepares three youngsters by Real Saga and declared all three have well-above average ability.  “They are tough and they want to be racehorses,” he said.  “I love them!”

Real Saga stands sits on top of the first-season table for winners and prizemoney.  Real Surreal (Eagle Farm) and Solo Saga (Gold Coast) opened his account with a winning double on November 24.

A son of Tale of the Cat, he was a stakes winning juvenile in Sydney and Melbourne and is based at Glenlogan Park for a $13,200 (inc gst) service fee.

Choose A Saga was bred by former TBQA president Murray Murdoch and is the first foal of Doomben winner Choose A Star.  The dam is a half-sister to Listed AJC June Stakes winner Mister Celestial (Agnes World).