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Monday, May 15 2017

Luck has been a stranger to the Hastings filly Savvy Dreams during her Australian venture.

Savvy Dreams  - Race Images Palmerston North

The Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks placegetter was a late scratching from the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks after flipping over before the start and last Saturday she was forced over extra ground from a wide gate when a brave fourth in the Gr.1 South Australian Derby.

"She was three wide without cover all the way and she did a good job to box on in the straight," said Grant Cullen, who trains the daughter of Savabeel with Guy Lowry.

"That was only her second run in nine weeks so hopefully there is still a bit more improvement in her."

With that in mind, Cullen will let Savvy Dreams take her chance in Saturday's Gr.3 SA Fillies' Classic at Morphettville.

"I can't fault her condition," Cullen said. "She has come through the race last Saturday very well so she'll go around again.

"If there were any doubts at all she wouldn't be running, but she's 100 per cent. Paul Gatt will be on her again and hopefully our luck changes."

Cullen is also delighted with Savvy Dreams' stablemate Lamborghini, who steps out in his grand final – the Listed Port of Adelaide Cup.

"He's in great order and this has always been his main goal," he said.

"He was great first-up and second-up he just got a bit too far back, but his sectional's were still very good.

"His work since has been excellent. He's on target and Jason Holder will ride him."

Successful in the Wairarapa Cup before his departure, Lamborghini finished runner-up in his Australian debut before a fifth placing earlier this month.

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