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Sunday Herald Sun - - RACING -

TRAINERS Gai Water­house and Adrian Bott have ex­tended their hot streak into the last day of the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val, win­ning a fifth race across seven days.

Sava­p­in­ski made it a win­ner on ev­ery race day for the Syd­ney pair — all in stakes races — lead­ing through­out to claim the Group 2 Ma­tri­arch Stakes.

Rid­den by Bren­ton Av­dulla, Sava­p­in­ski won by 2¾ lengths from Pay­roll ($10), with To­ken Of Love ($21) a length third.

“She’s a mare on the rise,” Water­house said. “I knew if she used her speed they would not run her down. She just skipped away from them. She was like a lit­tle bunny rab­bit.”

Av­dulla said he knew Sava­p­in­ski would be fit.

He said the mare was onepaced but was suited get­ting out to the 2000m jour­ney.

“She’s so tough and hon­est and I just let her run,” he said.

“Gai and Adrian’s horses are fly­ing at the mo­ment and that gives you the con­fi­dence to ride them like fit horses and she wasn’t go­ing to stop.”

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