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Tuesday, April 11 2017

The connections of Savvy Dreams have been encouraged to try their luck in Australia off the back of Bonneval's weekend success.

Savvy Dreams - Race Images Palmerston North

The Hastings filly will board a flight for Melbourne on Wednesday and from there she will head to Adelaide.

"She'll run in the Auraria Stakes, a Group Three race over 1800 metres, on April 22 and we'll use that as a lead-up to the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks," said Guy Lowry, who prepares the Savabeel filly with Grant Cullen.

"She's not Bonneval, but she's not that far off her either."

Savvy Dreams ran the Cambridge filly, so impressive in Saturday's Gr.1 Australian Oaks at Randwick, to a half-head in the Gr.3 Lowland Stakes and was then three lengths astern of Bonneval when third in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks.

Paul Gatt has been booked to ride Savvy Dreams in her Australian debut and Craig Williams will take the reins in the Oaks.

"We'll see how she goes and there are the options of the Derby a week later and then the South Australian Oaks as well," Lowry said.

"Our biggest worry is the travel. She doesn't carry a lot of condition, but her work has been first class."

Savvy Dreams won't be lonely on the trip either with her in-form stablemate Lamborghini to accompany her.

The six-year-old has won two of his last three starts, including the Waipukurau Cup.

"We were going to run him in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Saturday, but the weather doesn't look too good and he needs a firm track," Lowry said.

"There are races for him on all the days the filly will be running."

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