Spectacular record an irresistible draw

published: 18 Feb 2015 in Sale previews

ARROWFIELD’S 25-strong draft at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale is an irresistible draw for buyers in search of that winning feeling. In the past five years alone, purchasers of Arrowfield yearlings in Melbourne have left Oaklands with Gr.1- winning superstar Snitzerland, Gr.2 winners Flying Snitzel, Hot Snitzel and Honorine and Gr.3 winner Aliyana Tilde.

ARROWFIELD’S 25-strong draft at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale is an irresistible draw for buyers in search of that winning feeling. In the past five years alone, purchasers of Arrowfield yearlings in Melbourne have left Oaklands with Gr.1- winning superstar Snitzerland, Gr.2 winners Flying Snitzel, Hot Snitzel and Honorine and Gr.3 winner Aliyana Tilde.

Then there’s Gr.2 winner Tango’s Daughter (passed in), Listed winners Crack a Roadie, Gold Force, Road Trippin’, brilliant Perth sprinter Smoko and champion Singapore three year-old Stepitup. It’s a list that keeps on growing: the latest addition is the Australia Day debut stakeswinner Burnstone, a graduate of Arrowfield’s Melbourne “Class of 2014.”

Recent Hong Kong winners Blizzard and Winning Novel head a further group of 21 city-winning Arrowfield Melbourne graduates since 2010.

Snitzerland is among the more expensive yearlings sold by Arrowfield at Melbourne Premier in that period. After six Group victories, including the 2014 VRC Lightning Stakes-Gr.1 and $1.9m prizemoney, no-one could doubt she was worth every dollar of the $125,000 bid by Darby Racing and paid by her owners Neil Werrett and Steve McCann. Stepitup cost $90,000 but has earned $SIN1.3m in a nine-win career featuring five Singapore Group successes for his owner the Tivic Stable. Chris and Michael Ward’s Triple Crown Syndications have fished regularly in Arrowfield’s waters, landing Hot Snitzel and Flying Snitzel, whose combined earnings have returned more than 14 times the $85,000 needed to buy them both.

Cranbourne trainer Stephen Theodore kept it simple and bought brothers by Charge Forward from Road to Damascus, the first in 2011 for $22,500, the second in 2012 for $40,000. They turned out to be Listed winners Road Trippin’ and Crack a Roadie, winners of almost $650,000 between them.

Robbie Griffiths paid just $40,000 for Burnstone who became the 29th two-year-old stakeswinner by Redoute’s Choice when he won the $120,000 MRC Blue Diamond Preview LR by 3.5 lengths at his first start. His half-brother by Starcraft from Merlene de Lago will be offered by Arrowfield at Oaklands this year.

Four purchases by South Africa’s Form Bloodstock have all won and include Honorine (Turffontein Camellia Stakes-Gr.2 and Gr.1 placed at two), juvenile Group performer Nisa’s Machine and recent three year-old winner Alice Springs. Arrowfield’s consignment for Melbourne in 2015 is at short odds to extend that spectacular record.

The stud’s bloodstock manager Jon Freyer has selected five members of the draft for buyers’ initial consideration:

Lot 46: Smart Missile-Bianca (Painted Black (JPN)) filly. “Smart precocious type in the mould of her quality racemare mother.”
Lot 245: Snitzel-Lady Annaliese (Groom Dancer (USA)) colt. “Big, strong colt typical of so many of the good Snitzels.”
Lot 218: Gio Ponti (USA)-Illusionary (Hussonet (USA)) filly. “Beautiful filly who looks a late two year-old type, with potential to become a classic filly at three.”
Lot 258: Redoute’s Choice-Possessed (Scenic (IRE)) colt. “Handsome, strong, quality colt, sure to be admired.”
Lot 616: Smart Missile-Zabelka (Zabeel (NZ)) colt. “Wellbalanced athletic type with lots of scope and strength.”

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SNITZERLAND (AUS) 2009 Bay filly
by Snitzel - Monte Rosa, by Fraar

 


  SNITZEL (AUS)
B. 2002
GW 7 wins
f:556 r:418 w:286 SW:27
  Redoute's Choice
B. 1996
GW 5 wins
f:1277 r:990 w:764 SW:122
  Danehill
B. 1986
GW 4 wins
f:2413 r:2075 w:1626 SW:347
  Danzig 1 Northern Dancer   Nearctic 14
  Natalma 2
  Pas de Nom   Admiral's Voyage 4
  Petitioner 7
  Razyana   His Majesty   Ribot 4
  Flower Bowl 4
1 Spring Adieu   Buckpasser 1
  Natalma 2
  Shantha's Choice
B. 1992
Wnr 1 win
f:13 r:10 w:10 SW:5
  Canny Lad   Bletchingly   Biscay 2
  Coogee 7
  Jesmond Lass   Lunchtime 7
  Beautiful Dreamer 14
  Dancing Show   Nijinsky 1 Northern Dancer 2
  Flaming Page 8
  Show Lady   Sir Ivor 8
  Best In Show 8
  Snippets' Lass
B. 1993
SW 7 wins
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:3
  Snippets
B. 1984
GW 9 wins
f:826 r:739 w:602 SW:57
  Lunchtime   Silly Season   Tom Fool 3
  Double Deal 1
  Great Occasion   Hornbeam 1
  Golden Wedding 7
  Easy Date   Grand Chaudiere 1 Northern Dancer 2
  Lachine 19
  Scampering   Misty Day 5
  Scamper Away 20
  Snow Finch
B. 1984
SW 2 wins
f:14 r:13 w:10 SW:2
  Storm Bird 1 Northern Dancer   Nearctic 14
  Natalma 2
  South Ocean   New Providence 9
  Shining Sun 4
  A Realgirl   In Reality   Intentionally 5
  My Dear Girl 21
  Secret Verdict   Clandestine 18
  Scotch Verdict 2
  MONTE ROSA (AUS)
B. 2000
NR
f:7 r:7 w:6 SW:1
  Fraar
B. 1988
GW 7 wins
f:474 r:405 w:264 SW:7
  Topsider
B. 1974
SW 8 wins
f:471 r:300 w:261 SW:58
1 Northern Dancer   Nearctic   Nearco 4
  Lady Angela 14
  Natalma   Native Dancer 5
  Almahmoud 2
  Drumtop   Round Table   Princequillo 1
  Knight's Daughter 2
  Zonah   Nasrullah 9
  Gambetta 5
  Alchaasibiyeh
B or Br. 1983
Pld
f:7 r:7 w:7 SW:1
  Seattle Slew   Bold Reasoning   Boldnesian 4
  Reason To Earn 1
  My Charmer   Poker 1
  Fair Charmer 13
  Fine Prospect   Mr. Prospector   Raise A Native 8
  Gold Digger 13
  First Nominee   Rough'n Tumble 1
  Noodle Soup 5
  La Nebbia
Gr. 1990
Pld
f:9 r:6 w:4 SW:1
  Zephyr Bay
Br. 1970
GW 9 wins
f:237 r:181 w:141 SW:22
  Biscay   Star Kingdom   Stardust 16
  Impromptu 1
  Magic Symbol   Makarpura 22
  Magic Wonder 2
  Heavenly Wind   Pan II   Atys 9
  Pretty Girl 2
  Perilla   Ringmaster 1
  Minga 22
  Hit It Misty
Gr. 1982
Wnr 3 wins
f:10 r:9 w:5
  Hit It Benny   Baguette   Rego 5
  Dark Jewel 6
  Belmondo   Faux Tirage 9
  Desert Lore 2
  Misty Vain   Vain   Wilkes 13
  Elated A10
  Melodina   Regal Light 22
  Rain Again C7

Northern Dancer (CAN) 1961 : 5m 6m 6m 5m x 4m
Biscay (AUS) 1965 : 6m x 4m
Natalma (USA) 1957 : 6m 6f 6m x 5m

Lunchtime (GB ) 1970 : 6f 4m x
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