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Hallmark graduate Tavisan placed again in Group 2 Danehill Stakes
16 Sep 2018

Thanks to Phoenix Thoroughbreds for the breakdown of the race:

After breaking well from the gates and trying to make all Tavisan battled hard to finish a fine 3rd in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington today.

It was the first time he had raced on a straight course and having been headed late on, the three year old fought back well. Trainer Mick Price was optimistic in his assessment of the run feeling there's plenty more improvement on the way.

The horse raced all over the place going on the straight course for the first time. That can be very daunting for a young horse and he is still learning.

As for the future, Price has some big targets in mind for the son of Tavistock.

'I am thinking now he is a Caulfield Guineas horse. He has got a great turn of foot and I had him fresh today. I think if he gets into the groove of a 1400m type of preparation he will be a really nice horse.'

Jockey Ben Melham also feels the colt has a bright future.

'He will be a lot better for the experience up the straight, he is a nice horse, a raw horse and he is still learning'