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Talented 3YO A Sound Future Proposition
Patience is the key to Sound Proposition (Savabeel-Ebony Babe, by Ebony Grosve) realising his full potential and his trainers are prepared to give the 3YO all the time he needs, reports NZ Racing Desk. The talented son of Savabeel came a long way in a short time in his first preparation that resulted in a third placing behind the star 3YOs Mongolian Khan and Volkstok'n'barrell in the Gr1 New Zealand Derby. "He's still quite an immature horse so we're giving him a nice break," said Lance O'Sullivan, who prepares Sound Proposition at Matamata with Andrew Scott. "He's a very lightly-framed type and if we look after him and be patient he's going to be a really good racehorse." O'Sullivan added: "We got him back seven weeks after the Derby and had him in the stable for a week before we decided it wasn't the right thing for him and we put him back out." The Hawke's Bay carnival has been ruled out for Sound Proposition with Wexford Stables taking a much longer-term approach with the gelding. "We plan to have him back and ready around Christmas time and target a race like the Auckland Cup," O'Sullivan said.