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Talented mare Savatiano has firmed in the betting for the 2020 Coolmore Classic after a dominant first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill today.

Savatiano, above, scored a decisive first up win in the Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Savatiano, above, scored a decisive first up win in the Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Savatiano was well supported in the ring today to be sent out as the $2.05 favourite and has firmed in the Coolmore Classic betting from $19 – $10 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Her James Cummings trained stablemate Flit sits at the top of the market order at $5 for the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 14.

Tommy Berry set the pace on the Bjorn Baker trained Irithea ($7) with the flashy grey mare White Moss ($4.80) sitting on her rump while James McDonald was getting the perfect trail on Savatiano behind the leaders.

McDonald followed White Moss into the straight and then eased over the grey’s heels at the 300m and went on to record a two and three a quarter lengths win.

White Moss held on for second with Invincible Gem ($6.50) sneaking into third spot.

Savatiano was having her first run back from a spell today after winning the $1m Pages Event Hire Hunter (1300m) at Newcastle on November 16 last year and has now taken her prizemoney total to just over $1.5 million for nine wins from twenty-eight starts.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.