Suavito had her first serious hit out on Friday morning in an 800m jump out at Flemington on the Inside Grass.
She has been a noticeably more relaxed mare this time in, both around the stable and on the track. Many will know that she has her moments with our staff and riders, showing a lot of spunk and attitude. She will always be that way to some extent, but her more relaxed nature so far this Winter suggests she has fully matured.
She was not asked to do put in the supreme effort in yesterday’s jump out of course, with Damien Oliver piloting her way to a comfortable position outside and just behind the leaders, before giving her an easy time over the last 150m.
Watch the replay here. Damien is wearing Blackiston Racing’s usual trial colours of White with Pink & Gold sash.
A final decision on her return to the races has not been made. Clearly, the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (13 Aug) and the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (27 Aug) are the two options. Perhaps she can compete in both.
Either way, we know Suavito generally performs well early in her preparation, and over 1400m at Caulfield. Damien Oliver has been offered first option of the ride, having partnered her in the majority of her races before her last campaign where Luke Currie rode her perfectly to a victory in her G1 Orr Stakes win and G1 Futurity Stakes placing.
She is stronger again this preparation, so we look forward to forgetting about that wet track she encountered in Sydney (Coolmore Legacy Stakes), forgetting about her below par performance in the 2000m Australian Cup, and see her back at the races and hopefully winning at top level.