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Tuesday, May 09 2017

Luckless filly Savvy Dreams will have the opportunity to turn her fortunes around in Saturday's Gr.1 South Australian Derby.

Savvy Dreams -  Race Images Palmerston North

She performed well in a jump-out over 1600 metres at Morphettville this morning to confirm her place in this weekend's classic.

Savvy Dreams was required to trial in front of the stewards after she had flipped over before the start of last Saturday's Gr.1 Schweppes Oaks and was taken out of the race.

"She was about 20 metres behind the gates when she reared up and fell over so she had to jump out to their satisfaction and she did that," said Grant Cullen, who trains the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks placegetter with Guy Lowry.

"She jumped out over a mile with three others and I couldn't fault her. Neither could Paul Gatt, who has ridden her in a lot of her work and he'll be aboard on Saturday now she's been cleared to start. "

Safely in the field, Savvy Dreams then had the misfortune to draw an outside gate.

"She'll go from barrier 19 – we're not having a great run," Cullen said.

Stablemate Lamborghini has this weekend off and will front up again on Saturday week in the Port Adelaide Cup.

"He's doing well and the 2400 metres of the cup will suit him," Cullen said. "Jason Holder is happy to stuick with him."

Holder guided Lamborghini into second place in his Australian debut at Morphettville before a last-start fifth.

"He was slightly disappointing on Saturday, I thought he would run home a bit better," Cullen said.

"His sectionals were actually quite good though, he ran the second-fastest last 600 metres after there was no tempo early on."

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