Addictive Nature Adds to Glowing Reputation
Addictive Nature (Savabeel-Generous Nature by Carnegie) deservedly drew lofty comparisons from his trainer when landing the 1400m Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality at Rosehill on Saturday.
Although not officially three for another month and having just his third start and first in a black-type event, the LA, Ben and Anna Petro and Kerry and Amanda Wilkins bred colt led all the way to beat some of the most promising three-year-olds in Sydney, prompting Bjorn Baker to compare his charge to the dual Group 1 winner Lion Tamer, whom the ex-pat Kiwi saddled to win the same race in 2010 when in partnership with father Murray in Cambridge.
“That was a very good effort,” Baker said. “He’s still doing things a bit upside-down, but he’s got a lot of untapped potential.
“He’s always shown a lot. He was a high-priced yearling, and he’s as good-looking a horse as I’ve ever been involved with. We’re lucky to have a horse like this in the stable, and we’re yet to see the best of him.”
Addictive Nature was bought for $775,000 from LA’s 2016 Karaka Premier draft by Toby Koenig for Ultra Thoroughbreds. Dam Generous Nature, who has already left Group 2 winner Savvy Nature and stakesplaced Sir Ferrari, has a two-year-old Sebring filly named Our Sunny Girl in training with Trent Busuttin and foaled today a Per Incanto filly in NSW where she is to be served by I Am Invincible.
Nadeem secured another winning Australian Saturday double to cap a successful afternoon for the farm across the Tasman. Ever consistent mare Il Mio Destino (Nadeem-Floribunda by Brief Truce) took the feature sprint at the Queensland Metropolitan meeting on the Gold Coast while a few hours south, Kris Lee’s promising mare Karavali (Nadeem-Just Diamonds by No Excuse Needed) made a winning return at Newcastle over 1350m