Snitzel triallers giving hope for world mark
Breednet - Tuesday, 4 July 2017
Snitzel currently sits four wins shy of the world mark for two year-old winners in a season and as luck would have it there were four strong trial performances by the sire's maidens at Rosehill on Tuesday so there is hope.

SnitzelThe Arrowfield Stud based gun is sweeping all before him this season including the Australian record for two year-old winners in a season, which he equalled with 30 winners last season, but bettered back in May.

His tally currently sits at 35 for this season, 32 in Australia and three in New Zealand, with the world mark 39 held by US stallion Wildcat Heir.

He had two winners and two placegetters at the Rosehill heats on Tuesday starting with the Chris Waller trained Snitzel Day which showed a nice turn of foot to win heat five.

A colt out of Angelic Smile, he was a $110,000 purchase at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for Kitchwin Hills Stud from the draft of Queensland's Highgrove Stud.

It was the best of three trials so far this preparation for Snitzel Day, who is yet to race, so the debut can't be far away.

His second winner came with the Bjorn Baker trained Zabeel's Choice, a filly out of Zamerit which had been passed in at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and now raced by a syndicate including her trainer.

She had natural pace and a sustained finish in what was also her best trial to date and a marked improvement on her first this campaign a fortnight back.

The two placegetters were Milanese Girl and Augustus which finished second and third respectively in heat 11.

Both trained by Chris Waller, Milanese Girl is a homebred for Ingham Racing and showed potential in her first campaign when second to Teaspoon at Canterbury.

She subsequently finished down the track behind Teaspoon in the Widden Stakes and Group One winner Invader, but a new campaign and some weaker winter competition will help.

Augustus is a $375,000 purchase for China Horse Club from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and suggested potential back at the early season official trials but he's been a bit of a mixed bag since, with just one run, a failure in heavy ground, and six trials which have indicated he'll win races when placed to advantage.

Four new juvenile winners in four weeks is a tough ask for any stallion but there still looks a bit of ammunition in the Snitzel arsenal so he's got a shot.

The barrier trials results and videos can be seen at Racing NSW.


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