First Stakes-Winner for Sizzling
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
A half-brother to $2million earner and Group II winner Invincibella, three year-old gelding Secret Blaze became the first stakes-winner for Snitzel's Group I winning son Sizzling when taking out the Listed MRC Galilee Final at Caulfield on Saturday.

Secret Blaze - Grant CourtneyPrepared by Tony McEvoy, Secret Blaze had been Group III placed twice before so was overdue for a Black Type win and did the job in style with a two length victory in the 2425 metre staying test.

Secret Blaze has won three races and placed four times from 16 starts earning over $260,000 and will now head to Adelaide for a crack at the Group I SAJC South Australian Derby (2500,) next month.

A $90,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Millford Thoroughbreds draft for McEvoy Mitchell Racing, Secret Blaze is the second stakes-winner from unraced Galileo (IRE) mare Abscond, who comes from the family of Group I SAJC Adelaide Cup winner The Hind and Listed Geelong Cup winner Oregon Star, so it's probably no great surprise he has found his forte as a stayer.

Abscond has a weanling colt by another of the young Newgate sires in Extreme Choice and is now in foal to Spirit of Boom.

Secret Blaze is the first stakes-winner for Sizzling, who also had another stakes horse on Saturday with Sizzlme finishing third in the Group III SAJC Auraria Stakes in Adelaide.