Real Saga rolls on

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After bursting onto the stallion scene in the early part of his breeding career with a 2YO Magic Millions winner in Real Surreal, Glenlogan Park’s potential top-line sire Real Saga has continued to keep ticking all of the boxes.


On Saturday at Doomben, the young stallion delivered a feat that is rarely seen considering the strength of the QTIS races each weekend; by providing the winner of both the 2YO race and the 3YO event.


Kicking off the day for Real Saga was the Len Trelour trained 2YO No Problem who, by putting back to back wins together has now taken his prizemoney above the $115,000 mark after just 4 starts.   


No Problem - Trackside

REAL SAGA’S exciting 2YO, no problem, burst through the pack to claim back to back victories!  

Photo Courtesy – Trackside Photography


The impressive youngster settled towards the tail of the field but was able to charge late and defy the racing pattern of the day with a really strong victory.


“He is as tough as teak,” Trelour said not long after the race. “He probably didn’t really appreciate the wet ground today and he was off the bit and chasing a fair way from home.


“However once he put the leader in his sights he really knuckled down and showed plenty of heart to haul him in.


“At this stage we will probably keep him going for another run or two before tipping him out. I think he has a really nice future and will only keep improving as he matures.”


The second leg of Real Saga’s winning city QTIS double came from another galloper who showed plenty of ticker – and that is the 3YO Hot Saga.


Hot Saga- Trackside


Photo Courtesy – Trackside Photography


Hot Saga’s last 3 starts have been over 2000m, 1800m and 1500m respectively – and the Gary Duncan trained galloper needed every bit of the fitness gained from those lead-up runs after enduring a wide trip with no cover for most of Saturday’s journey.  


In the drive to the line he was able to hold off the fast finishing efforts of Palmera Lad and another Real Saga youngster in Fairytale Belle.


The victory took Hot Saga’s earnings soaring above $167,000 and there is little question there will be plenty more to follow for the very honest gelding.  


The double also came hot on the heels Real Saga’s ultra impressive midweek Melbourne winner for the Peter Moody stable, Apple Thief, who walloped his rivals with an effortless 4 length victory last Wednesday.


The 3YO is now being targeted towards some of the better sprinting races for his age group at the upcoming carnival.