Bred in Japan but trained in Chantilly by André Fabre for her Japanese owner, Savarin (Deep Impact) confirmed very professionally her impressive debut in the Arqana Prix des Marettes, in August at Deauville. On Sunday, September 8th, in the Prix d’Aumale (Gr3), she left her rivals embroiled at ¾ in length.
Ridden behind the front-running Nunzia (Epaulette), Savarin took again her time to reach full gear but easily made a difference in the last furlong. Secret Time (Camacho) finished well in secondby the rail in front of her bundled rivals.
Savarin is very well bred since her sire, the recently deceased Deep Impact, is one of the best horses of all times in Japan. Her dam Sarafina (Refuse to Bend), is an Aga Khan homebred who won the Prix Saint-Alary and the Prix de Diane at 3, then the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud the following year. She was bought by the colossal Japanese breeder Teruya Yoshida, who bred this filly, and also her full brother Geniale, sold in 2015 for 1.3 million dollars to Masaaki Matsushima, also co-owner of Savarin.
Geniale notably won the Prix Messidor (Gr3) in France last year after starting his successful career in Japan. Savarin, however, starts directly in France, and how! She’s entered in the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1), run on Arc Sunday on this very course and distance.