High class mare Savanna Amour is back in action on a preparation that may culminate in a Group One race in West Australia.
Savanna Amour went to the spelling paddock after a gritty fourth in the Group One Tatts Tiara at Doomben on June 23.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan said Savanna Amour was back in work with Meagher Racing at Eagle Farm.
“She came back into the stable in great order and has quickened up in training this week and will be ready for a jump out in a couple of weeks.
"She will then head to Melbourne and have her first run in the Schillaci Stakes on October 13," Morgan said.
"The Linlithgow Stks (1200m) on Derby Day at Flemington looks ideal and then she will head to Perth for the (Group One) Winterbottom Stakes (December 1)."
Morgan said the Winterbottom looked a perfect race for Savanna Amour and there was a strong form line suggesting she would be more than competitive.
"Viddora beat Fuhryk in last year's Winterbottom and we have a win over Fuhryk to our credit. I would expect the same type of field in the Winterbottom as last year which gives us confidence," Morgan said.
Morgan added that the likelihood of a firm track in Western Australia was also part of the appeal in the West.
"She races best on firm tracks. Doomben was very shifty after a heavy workload in the Winter and she didn't really let go in the Tatt's Tiara but still ran super at her Group 1 debut."
Before she heads south to Chris Meagher’s Mornington stable for the Melbourne spring carnival Savanna Amour will be a leading candidate for the Queensland Horse Of The Year Award on September 16.
“Savanna Amour must be a serious contender for Queensland Horse of the Year following a big 12 months during the 2017/18 season. She won the Group Three Cockram Stakes, Group Three How Now Stakes and Listed Hinkler Stakes and was fourth in a Group One,” said Grant Morgan.