Trainerhas confirmed that in-form mare Simple Saver has been sold and will continue her racing career in North America. The daughter of arrived in Australia from New Zealand with only an average record but hit her straps under Pizzuto's training winning seven races in succession before finishing second at her last run for the stable in the Robin Dundee Stakes at Tabcorp Park Menangle.
"The owner got a good offer for her to go to America and she has been sold, it is a bit unfortunate because she was racing so well and did a great job since she joined my stable," Pizzuto said.
"I knew she had ability when she arrived, I gave her four weeks off and when I was working her up I contacted the owner and I told him that she would win five straight and I think he thought I was joking but in the end she proved me right."
While Pizzuto may have lost one of his stable stars, he was pleased with Freyberg's performance in the Treuer Memorial after he finished third to Washakie at Bankstown on Saturday night.
"It was my first placing in a Gr. 1, he is a very nice horse and has come a long way in a very short period of time, he got held up a couple of times on Saturday night and still hit the line very strongly."
"My Dad and I own him, I bought him from New Zealand and I think he is only going to get better with a bit more racing against the better horses."
Pizzuto is planning on taking Freyberg to the Newcastle Cup later this week.
"He's pulled up really well, he recovers very quickly after his races all the time so I'm going to take him to the Newcastle Cup this week before taking him back to Menangle but it won't be too long before I give him a ten day break."
"I've got a team of 19 horses in work and I'm very happy with how everything is going for my team at the moment."
Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |