The progression of Suavito (Thorn Park) into one of Australia’s best racemares was confirmed again at the weekend when she comfortably accounted for the field in the Gr.2 Blamey Stakes over 1600m at Flemington in Melbourne.
Suavito (ex Queen Cha Cha by High Chaparral) had won Gr.1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield at her previous start when commencing her autumn campaign and her overall race record now tally’s 7 wins and 7 placings from 17 starts for A$877,550.
Trainer Nigel Blackiston was full of praise for the daughter of Thorn Park and he harbours hopes of gaining a start in the A$3million Gr.1 Doncaster Mile at The Championships in Sydney in early April.
"This mare just doesn't give up. When they came at her I always knew she would fight," said Blackiston.
"If we can get into the field (Doncaster Mile) we will definitely head that way. If not, we might stay here for the Gr.2 Sunline Stakes and go to Sydney for the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes”.
Suavito races clear of the field in the Gr.2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington
Suavito has won Group races in her last four starts and her success is sure to focus attention on her 2014 weanling half-sister, by leading international sire Mastercraftsman (Danehill Dancer), who is entered for sale at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Weanling sale at Karaka in May.
Suavito is the sixth Gr.1 winner produced by deceased champion sire Thorn Park, whose other Australian Gr.1 winners include Cox Plate winner Ocean Park, Rosehill Guineas winner Jimmy Choux and Flight Stakes winner Norzita.