It has been a very exciting week for the John O'Shea camp with winners at Randwick, Hawkesbury, Moonee Valley and Wyong.
On Manikato Stakes night, Gypsy Diamond was the solo stable representative to run at Moonee Valley.
Following a promising but unplaced run in the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield over a mile, John decided to nominate her for the mile Fillies Classic at Moonee Valley just over a week later.
Gypsy Diamond put in a tremendous effort to win the race and it was a very good ride from James McDonald that had her within striking distance in the home stretch.
She has now been nominated for the Wakeful Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day, Saturday 2nd November with the aim of running in the Oaks still being kept well and truly alive.
On Saturday, it was up to Savvy Nature to prove that he was a very deserving favourite for the Vase and worthy contender to take out the Derby.
A set of blinkers and a tongue tie were added to the gear sheet and familiar jockey James McDonald back in the saddle, it certainly was a recipe for success.
Savvy Nature although not entirely accustomed to running the Melbourne way, on the tight-turning track at Moonee Valley, he kicked clear of the field to score by an impressive 3 lengths.
Next Saturday, the stable has also nominated Steps In Time in the Yellowglen (1200m) and Kingdoms in the Lexus which should provide some strong competition as it is the final entry race into the Melbourne Cup field on Tuesday.