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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Tuesday, July 11 2017

Multiple Group One performer Savile Row has left home in search of a breakthrough top-flight victory that will complete his stallion CV.

Savile Row - Trish Dunell Photography

The rising four-year-old has finished runner-up three times at the top level from the Matamata stable of Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard, with the former to now guide the colt’s future from his Flemington operation.

“Savile Row left for Melbourne this morning,” said Jonathan Scully, racing manager for breeder-owner Kevin Hickman. “He’s done four or five weeks work here and we’ve mixed it up.

“He’s been on the treadmill and up the hills in the farm paddocks. We’ve kept it varied and he’s been loving it, his brain’s in a good space.

“He has matured a lot and he’s a completely different horse this time around.”

A son of Makfi and the winning English-bred Daylami mare Fleece, Savile Row has won two of his eight starts and was runner-up in the Gr.1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas, the Gr.1 Levin Classic and against the older horses in the Gr.1 Herbie Dyke Stakes.

“Mike is looking at kicking him off in the Bobbie Lewis, a Group Two over 1200 metres at Flemington on September 16 and he normally goes very well fresh,” said Scully, also stud manager at Hickman’s Valachi Downs property at Matamata.

“After that, Mike will look for the next step and it’s all about picking the right options to make a stallion. In the dream world he would end up in the Cox Plate.”

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