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SAVVY TO CHASE TRANS-TASMAN OAKS DOUBLE
March 19, 2018 Savvy Coup winning the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) Trish Dunell


Savvy Coup has been promoted in markets on the Australian Oaks following her victory in the New Zealand equivalent.

Trained by Michael and Matthew Pittman, Savvy Coup won Saturday's New Zealand Oaks at Trentham to join NZ Derby placegetter Danzdanzdance on the second line of betting at $8 for the 2400m-Classic at Randwick on April 14.

Unforgotten, winner of the Group Two Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday is also at $8 with Friday's Kembla Grange Classic winner and fellow New Zealand-bred Luvaluva the $6 favourite.

Savvy Coup will attempt to emulate Bonneval who completed the trans-Tasman double last year.

In recent years New Zealand fillies have fashioned a formidable reputation in the Australian Oaks. The Stephen Marsh-trained Sofia Rosa was relegated to second behind Fanatic in the 2016 New Zealand Oaks before winning in Sydney.

Two years earlier, the Donna Logan-trained Rising Romance ran second in the NZ Derby before winning the Australian Oaks.

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