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Travancore to the fore at Newcastle
28 Aug 2016

Trainer Bryce Heys has unveiled an exciting Caulfield Guineas prospect in Trelawney graduate Travancore (Savabeel x Stella Livia) who won impressively at Newcastle on Saturday.

Having just his second start, Travancore jumped and settled at the rear of the field before swooping around the field and winning with ease.  Looking like a progressive type with improvement to come, Travancore was only 2.3 seconds off the class and track record.

This is a family Heys is familiar with, having purchased the half-brother Spieth (Thorn Park) from Trelawney at Karaka the year before.  Spieth has gone on to win four from seven starts, three of these in succession at the end of his last campaign.   

Travancore was a $190,000 purchase for Trelawney’s 2015 NZB draft, and the 3yo colt is nominated for the Caulfield Guineas in October.

Stella Livia is the dam of three winners from four to race.  She has an Ocean Park 2yo colt, and a ShamExpress yearling who will head to Karaka in 2017.  She is currently in foal to ShamExpress.