Sizzling Fillies Impress at Caulfield
Tara Madgwick - Monday October 22
Sizzling made his mark on Caulfield Cup Day with promising filly Zizzis winning the opening race on the program and Sizzleme gaining Black Type with a brave third in the Group III MRC Ethereal Stakes.

The Patrick Payne strained Zizzis led all the way and stuck to her guns to win the 1400 metre contest by a short half head.

Zizzis won the Adelaide MM 2YO Classic earlier this yearZizzis is now Gold Coast bound for the Magic Millions Guineas after her all-the-way victory at Caulfieldwith managing part-owner Joe O'Neill outlining plans for the $120,000 Magic Millions purchase after her victory.

Before a trip north, Zizzis has a date during Melbourne Cup week in a bid to gain black type for her breeding page. O'Neill has the Listed Jim Beam Black Stakes in mind for Zizzis.

"I won it a few years ago with Hijack Hussy, which was the race before the Melbourne Cup," O'Neill said.

"It's the race we've got in mind again and then we can back off and head to the Magic Millions for the Guineas."

Zizzis won the $200,000 Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic at Morphettville earlier this year and has the overall record of three wins from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $223,000.

A $120,000 Magic Millions purchase for Prime Thoroughbreds from the Edinburgh Park draft, Zizzis is the third winner from Senro Kisaki, who produced a full brother to Zizzis last month.

SizzlingStakes-placed last season at two, the Cindy Alderson trained Sizzleme has been racing well this spring finishing fourth in the $60,000 VRC Kennedy Oaks Trial and then third last Saturday in the Group III MRC Ethereal Stakes behind Oaks favourite Verry Elleegant.

From a daughter of Zabeel in Parnissius, Sizzleme is entered for the Group I VRC Oaks and was brave in her first attempt at 2000 metres in the Ethereal, so she might be well placed in a race like the Group II VRC Wakeful Stakes at Flemington.

Sizzleme and Zizzis are among seven winners this season for Newgate Farm's Sizzling, who is third on the Australian Second Season Sires List by earnings.

The Group I winning son of Snitzel stands at a fee of $16,500.