G1 Galaxy Winner for Snitzel
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 21

Arrowfield Stud based sires enjoyed great success on Saturday at Rosehill with Group I success for Not a Single Doubt (Farnan), Dundeel (Castelvecchio) and also Snitzel, who chimed in late when his speedy daughter I Am Excited claimed her first win at the elite level in the Group I ATC The Galaxy (1100m).

I Am Excited wins The G1 Galaxy - image Steve Hart

She hit the line hard late under Tim Clark to claim a narrow win over I Am Invincible mare Miss Leonidas with Tofane (Ocean Park) a close third to give mares the trifecta in this Group I sprint.

"I've had runners in Group 1 races and run placings and so forth but getting that first win is very special and it's good for a good group of owners who have supported me," said her t rainer David Pfieffer, celebrating his first Group I winner.

"It's a great result, I was confident that the horse was going probably the best of her career.

"I suppose coming up the inside it's probably not the right part of the track, but she toughed it right out.

"She's a great mare, she has a real racehorse attitude and it is a real pleasure having her around the stables. I don't want to say she trains herself because I don't want her taken off me, but I wish every horse had her mentality and attitude."

Retained to race by her breeders, I Am Excited was foaled and raised at Bell River Thoroughbreds and has the overall record of seven wins and nine placings from 27 starts with prizemoney of $1.2million.

A three-sister to the Group III VRC Frances Tressady Stakes winner Flippant, who is by Snitzel’s half-brother Hinchinbrook, I Am Excited is the second stakes-winner from the first three foals of the General Nediym mare Lady Beckworth.

Purchased by Newgate Farm's Henry Field, on behalf of SF Bloodstock, for $400,000 at the 2016 Bell River Thoroughbreds dispersal, Lady Beckworth is a half-sister to Regard, whose only two foals were the superstar multiple Group I winner Atlantic Jewel and Group I winner Commanding Jewel.

Lady Beckworth has a yearling colt by I Am Invincible that will be offered by Newgate Farm at Inglis Easter as Lot 10.

Lot 10

I Am Excited is the 14th Group I winner for Snitzel and is his third winner of the The Galaxy joining Sweet Idea and Russian Revolution.


Snitzel in upcoming sales:
City Tattersalls Club Galaxy Gr1 1100m
Rosehill Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:03.17
I Am Excited
T: David Pfieffer J: Tim Clark 52
5m Snitzel (AUS) x Lady Beckworth (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Miss Leonidas
T: S A Dwyer J: W Egan 52
5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Happy Play (AUS) (Barathea (IRE))
T: M D Moroney J: M J Dee 51
4m Ocean Park (NZ) x Baggy Green (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: K Mc Evoy 53.5
5g Denman (AUS) x Defrock (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
T: G D Hickman J: Tommy Berry 59
5h Pierro (AUS) x November Flight (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Greg Hickman
In Her Time
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 55
7m Time Thief (AUS) x Hell It's Hot (AUS) (Zeditave (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 54
5m Street Cry (IRE) x Retsina (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: Joseph Pride J: J Ford 51
4m So You Think (NZ) x Jarada (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $120,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
Madam Rouge
T: C J Waller J: Ms K O'Hara 51
4m Zoustar (AUS) x Cabernet (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $310,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 51
5m Lonhro (AUS) x Dreamy (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: R Dolan 50
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Rostova (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Pretty In Pink
T: J A O'Shea J: Rachel King 51
4m Sebring (AUS) x Total Attraction (AUS) (Nadeem (AUS))
Cosmic Force
T: P & P Snowden J: G Boss 50.5
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Little Zeta (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Ascot Park, Pitt Town
B: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd / Newgate Farm / WinStar
Jungle Edge
T: M A Bell J: Ms J Da Rose 53.5
9g Dubawi (IRE) x Jungle Girl (NZ) (Carnegie (IRE))