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Savile Row Scores on Debut

The well-bred son of Makfi, Savile Row (pictured), careered away in fine fashion at Avondale on Wednesday when taking out the NZB Pearl Series Event over 1200m on debut for Kevin Hickman’s Valachi Downs.

Gifted a confident ride by inform rider Michael Coleman, Savile Row raced handy throughout before finding another gear at the 200m which saw him draw away from his rivals to win by a comfortable two lengths.

“He’s a horse we’ve always thought quite a bit of and to see him do what he did today at his first race day start is extremely pleasing,” co-trainer Pam Gerard said.

“We’ll send him to the paddock for a deserved break with the intention of bringing him back for a couple of the later Spring options.”

“It’s great to get one for Kevin, Jonathon and the team at Valachi Downs – they’ve been huge supporters of us and we think they have a very progressive horse on their hands.”

Savile Row is by the inform sire Makfi and is from the Daylami mare Fleece. Bred and raced by Kevin Hickman, Savile Row derives from an extremely well-credentialed European family that consists of numerous black-type performers all around the globe.

Congratulations to all connections concerned!

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