Two-Year-Old Stakes Double for Snitzel
Mark Smith - Saturday, 13 May 2017

Arrowfield Stud's Snitzel is on a rampage towards his first Champion Australian General Sires title.

The son of Redoute's Choice had a pair of juvenile stakes winners within a matter of minutes on Saturday.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained filly Debonairly started the ball rolling with an impressive performance in the Segenhoe Stud Woodlands Stakes (1100m) at Scone before Chris Waller-trained gelding swept down the outside to win the Group II Moet Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben.

Purchased by bloodstock agent Marette Farrell for $320,000 on behalf of Peter Fluor and Kane Weiner's Speedway Stables, at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale, Debonairly (pictured as a yearling) advanced her overall record to 3 wins and 1 second from 5 starts with earnings of. $158,950.

The daughter of Snitzel becomes the second stakes-winner for the imported Singspiel mare Crystal Choir (GB), who made four starts without troubling the scorer.

A 50,000 guineas Tattersalls Yearling, Crystal Choir (GB) looks another inspired choice by bloodstock agent John Foote for Tony Santic.

Foote plucked Crystal Choir (GB) out of the 2004 Tattersalls December mare sale for 34,000 guineas.

In her first season, Crystal Choir (GB) was sent to Anabaa (USA) producing the filly Corsaire who would win the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes and Listed Quezette Stakes.

Crystal Choir (GB) is one of four daughters of the Kris mare Crystal Ring to leave a stakes-winner.

While Crystal Choir (GB) failed to win a race her half-sister Catella (Generous) was a champion in Germany, numbering a Group I among her eight wins.

She is the dam of Caprice (Monsun) a Group III winner of four races in the US, France and Germany.

While Catella was the star of the team, her half-sister Lizzy Letti (Grand Lodge) was also a stakes-winner in Germany and she is the dam of Grand Treasure (Aussie Rules) a stakes-winner in Italy.

Another half-sister Ring Of Esteem is the dam of the Listed winner Tinshu (Fantastic Light).

Crystal Ring is a half-sister to Paul Mellon's Glint Of Gold (Mill Reef) a Group 1 winner in Italy, France and Germany and runner-up in the Epsom Derby and St Leger, and his brother Diamond Shoal also a Group I winner in Italy, France and Germany.

Debonairly became Snitzel's 60th stakes winner but it quickly became 61 when Kerrin McEvoy swept down the centre of the track on Tangled to deny All Too Hard his first stakes winner with the honest All Too Huiying in the Group II Moet Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben.

The Chris Waller-trained gelding had broken his maiden at Wyong on April 19.

"We didn't keep him back for the Queensland carnival by design, he is a late maturer who put his hand up a few weeks ago when he won a maiden race quite impressively," Waller said.

"We thought we would bring him up here and see how good he is – but he certainly proved today over 1200m he has got a lot of class.

"The (Group I) JJ Atkins looks a logical race for him and he should relish that trip.

 "Kerrin McEvoy was into him from the word go today."

A three-quarter brother to Listed winner Maules Creek and a half-brother to Singapore Group III winner Sebrose (Sebring), Tangled (pictured as a yearling) was consigned by Newgate Farm to the 2016 Inglis Australian Yearling sale where he was knocked down to his trainer for $310,000.

He is the seventh foal of Group I NZ Oaks heroine Bramble Rose (Shinko King) the Champion 3YO Stayer in NZ in 2002-03 and NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year 2002-03.

Race 4 - Moet Champagne Classic
Group 2 - 1200m

Class: Open. Track: Soft(7). Time: 1:11.87. Sectional Time: 0:36.72 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $175,000 - 1st: $112,000 2nd: $35,000 3rd: $17,500.
 1   Tangled T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy
2c   Snitzel x Bramble Rose (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE) )
Not Offered
 2 0.5 All Too Huiying T: G W Moore J: B Avdulla
2c   All Too Hard x Madame Flurry (Perugino (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 1.8 Italia Bella T: S W Kendrick J: James Orman

2f   Fastnet Rock x Pear Tart (Dehere (USA) )
 Lot 302 2017 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
Buyer - Sun Bloodstock  $320,000
 4 3.1 Ours To Keep T: Chris Munce J: D J Browne
2c   Seidnazar x Picabelle (Piccolo (GB) )
 5 3.3 Pah Terie T: K M Schweida J: J Lloyd
2g   Show A Heart x Exedra (Redoute's Choice )
 6 4.6 Snitzkraft T: K Wood and P Gesler J: L R Dittman
2c   Snitzel x Power O'Raylee (O'Reilly (NZ) )
 7 6.6 Showashadow T: P and W Hulbert J: O P Bosson
2f   Dane Shadow x Showracabey (Show A Heart )
 8 9.6 Cooroi Chase T: P and W Hulbert J: M Hellyer
2f   Show A Heart x Kembla Heights (Jet Spur )
 9 10.4 She's Our Star T: T J Gollan J: R Fradd
2f   Star Witness x Sheeznodoubt (Not A Single Doubt )
 10 14.7 Noble Hussler T: L F Birchley J: B N Stewart
2g   Husson (ARG) x Fouette (Viscount )
 11 15.1 Holbrook (NZ) T: S J Morrisey J: J Parr
2g   Ocean Park (NZ) x Zigalong (NZ) (Danzighill )
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