Godolphin enjoyed success at Newcastle on Saturday with Asiago taking out the Spring Stakes (Group 3) over 1600 metres to become the 136th stakes winner for former shuttler Medaglia d'Oro before Savatiano took out the inaugural $1,000,000 The Hunter, over 1300 metres.
Trained by James Cummings, Asiago has now won 4 of her 9 starts and came into Saturday's race having finished second last in the Fillies Classic (Group 2) at Moonee Valley on 26 October. Out of the talented stakes winning mare Disputes, Asiago is by Darley's Medaglia d'Oro who stood in Australia for 8 seasons between 2010 and 2017.
In the following race, Asiago's stablemate Savatiano scored a length and a quarter win in The Hunter over 1300 metres despite having drawn barrier 18. Under James McDonald Savatiano defeated Tactical Advantage with Bon Amis three quarters of a length back in third, scoring in a track record time of 1:16.76. The Group 1-placed Savatiano win took her race record to 8 wins and 11 placings from 27 starts with her earnings now totalling over $1,400,000.
Out of the Redoute's Choice mare Retsina, Savatiano is a half-sister to the stakes-placed filly Athiri.