Moonee Valley’s Saturday meeting started with the latest WA-bred winner in Melbourne when Samovare was on her best behaviour in the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Hcp (1600m).
Samovare won the G3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes for Amelia Park owner-breeder Peter Walsh and Brian Bradley before transferring to Lindsay Park earlier this year. “She can be a bit quirky but was on her best behaviour today,” David Hayes said. “We will either come back here for the JRA Cup or go a week earlier in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield.”
Scenic Lodge also has a vested interest in the Savabeel mare who is nominated for the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double and Cox Plate. Her dam Sambar foaled a colt by Scenic Lodge sire Snippetson last Monday and she has been booked to Extreme Choice this season.
Sambar (More Than Ready) was a Randwick winner carrying the Amelia Park colours for Gai Waterhouse. She is a daughter of Am Crazy (Bluebird), a half-sister to stakes winners Nevet (GCRC Baramul Bowl) and the dams of Rio Carnival (SAf Thukela Stakes) and Press The Buttom (Reisling Slipper).
Snippetson is off to characteristically quick start this season with 11 individual winners since the beginning of August. At that rate, he’s on track to break through the century mark for the first time following 97 winners last season.
Scenic Lodge stands Snippetson for $6,000 with Blackfriars ($12,000), Universal Ruler ($3,850) and Dash For Cash ($2,500). All fees (plus gst). Fees are subject to discount structures and for further details, contact Jeremy Smith on 0419 943 356.