Talented Snippetson gelding Fast Clip earned a shot at the Group I ATC Doncaster Handicap next Saturday with a tenacious front running win in the Group III ATC Doncaster Prelude at Randwick on Saturday. Continue reading
Snipzu (2 f Snippetson – Pilgrim, by Danehill) has enjoyed an excellent season to date and she posted another valuable win in Thursday’s $150,000 JJ Atkins 2yo Plate (1200m) at Toowoomba.
Snipzu had ¬†finished runner-up at her past two starts when racing on the pace but yesterday Glenn Colless allowed the Liam Birchley-trained filly to find her feet early, settling down worse than midfield before the home turn.
Once heads were turned for home Snipzu let down powerfully and came with a real sprint to¬†defeat Pure Shoes (Court Command) by four and a half lengths with the $1.90 favourite Bullet One (Hidden Dragon), a full-sister to the Weetwood winner Miss Imagica, one and three-quarter lengths away in third.
Snipzu has now won $450,000 in her first season and continues the good run for Widden-based Snippetson (Snippets) whose son Nobby Snip won the Listed ATC Fireball Quality at Randwick recently.
Runner-up to Hussousa in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes in the Spring, Snipzu is bred on the same Snippetson / Danzig cross as Nobby Snip, the Gr 3 C S Hayes Stakes winner That’s The One and the New Zealand Listed winner Miss Upstart.
Outstanding Lonhro (Octagonal – Shadea, by Straight Strike) colt Pierro (Lonhro – Miss Right Note, by Daylami) remained unbeaten and assumed Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) favouritism when he crossed the line in Saturday’s Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.
Pierro won the Listed Breeders’ Plate (1000m) on debut for the Gai Waterhouse stable at Randwick last October. The youngster had to do it the hard way at his second start after beginning moderately, leaving him with plenty of work to do.
Patinack Farm filly Hussousa (Husson – Petousa, by Redoute’s Choice) hit the front at the 250 metres but Pierro roared home over the top of the filly to post an impressive one-length win.
“He’s right up there. He and Raceway are the two dominant horses in the yard,” Waterhouse said. “I’ll keep them apart until the Golden Slipper and they can fight it out then.”
Waterhouse paid $230,000 for the Darley-bred youngster at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Meanwhile, Waterhouse enjoyed further Stakes success at Rosehill when Nobby Snip (Snippetson – Pine Away, by Pine Bluff) motored home to claim the Listed Fireball Quality (1100m).
Nobby Snip became the fourth individual Stakes winner for Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) when he finished 1-3/4 lengths ahead of Didntcostalot (Danerich – Costi, by Encosta De Lago).
Nobby Snip fetched $185,000 at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. The three-year-old is a brother in blood¬†to the Danny O’Brien-trained Group 1 winner Absolut Glam (Snowland – Pine Away, by Pine Bluff).
The Danny O’Brien-trained filly Shopaholic (Pins – Splashing Out, by O’Reilly) became the 44th individual stakes winner for Waikato Stud-based sire Pins (Snippets – No Finer, by Kaoru Star) in the Group 3 The Vanity (1410m) at Flemington.
Shopaholic upset the well-backed favourite, the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) winner Mosheen (Fastnet Rock – Sumehra, by Stravinsky) to win the $175,000 feature to continue a terrific family history.
Shopaholic is a daughter of Splashing Out (O’Reilly – Iguazu, by Carolingian). O’Brien trained the filly on to win the Group 3 Thoroughbred Clubs Stakes (1200m) on behalf of Waikato Stud in 2006.
Shopaholic is the first foal to race out of Splashing Out. Splashing Out foaled a Pins filly in 2009 and a colt by the same sire in 2010.
Meanwhile, That’s The One became the third stakeswinner by Widden Stud sire Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) when the three-year-old pulled off an upset of his own in the Group 3 C S Hayes Stakes (1410m).
Multiple Group 1 winner Helmet (Exceed And Excel – Accessories, by Singspiel) started as an odds-on favourite to record a first-up win in the C S Hayes Stakes but That’s The One’s strong finishing burst earned the Colin and Cindy Alderson-trained three-year-old his third win from five starts.
Widden Stud stallion Snippetson enjoyed a winning Trans-Tasman double on Tuesday with the victories of Daneson at Wangaratta in Australia and Beauty Sparkle scored at Thames in New Zealand.
Daneson (3 g Snippetson – Two Left Feet, by Danzero) showed the benefit of first-time blinkers in defeating Aashiq (General Nediym) in the $12,000 Master King Security Maiden (1400m). Settled back in the small field, Daneson sprinted to the lead in the straight and then drew away when Aashiq challenged again in the straight with The Tyrant (Holy Roman Emperor) back in third place.
Bred by Liverpool Street investments, Daneson is trained at Flemington by Nigel Blackiston who paid $22,000 for the gelding as a yearling at the 2010 Scone Yearling Sale.
Beauty Sparkle (3 g Snippetson – End Of The Blues, by End Sweep) won the $13,000 Goldridge Marine Farms Handicap (1000m) in good style by three and a quarter lengths under Vinny Colgan, clocking 58.60.
Beauty Sparkle is trained by Lance Noble who paid $55,000 for the chestnut as a yearling at the 2010 NZB Select Sale and he is inow unbeaten in two starts having won his Maiden at Taupo on debut last year on September 11.
Smart Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) filly Leoncita (Snippetson – Lion’s Image, by Lion Hunter) continued to impress with her strong win in Wednesday’s Dowling Forest Equine Handicap (1000m) at Ballarat.
Leoncita won her second start at Cranbourne on July 24 before struggling in stakes class in the Listed Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. The three-year-old went straight to the front in her first-up run before strolling away to win by a widening 1-1/4 lengths.
Leoncita is the first foal to race out of Lion’s Image (Lion Hunter – Image Of Success, by Success Express) and cost Burke $14,000 at the 2010 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
“She’s a very talented filly. I trialled her about two weeks ago and she did the same thing, she jumped and ran,” her jockey Jake Noonan said.
“She’ll improve on that run fitness-wise.”
Meanwhile, another Widden sire, the recently-deceased stalwart Anabaa (Danzig – Balbonella, by Gay Mecene) produced a winner at the metropolitan-standard Kembla Grange meeting when Air Comet (Anabaa – Tzu Hsi, by Quest For Fame) claimed the Southern Educational Services Maiden Plate (1200m).
Widden Stud stallions Stratum (Redoute’s Choice) and Snippetson (Snippets) enjoyed winning doubles on Thursday. Stratum ¬†with two new winners yesterday and Snippetson with a quinella.
Sylvan Power (3 c Thanksgiving, by Generous) proved too good for his rivals in the 3yo Maiden over 1000m at Ballarat while Straleta (4 m Galleta) won an Open Maiden over 1400m at Northam.
Sylvan Power defeated It Is Written (Written Tycoon) by three-quarters of a length. Passed in for $24,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Sylvan Power was racing for the first time.
The Shane Edwards-trained Straleta defeated Kabram Boy (Stormys Son) by three-quarters of a length. A $28,000 purchase at the 2009 Magic Million Perth Yearling Sale. Straleta enjoyed the drop in class here, having placed at her past two starts at Belmont Park.
Golden Slipper Stakes winner Stratum (Redoute’s Choice) stands at Widden Stud where his fee in 2011 is advertised at $55.000 (inc GST).
In West Australia Snippetson was represented by the 1,2 in the $10,000 Open Maiden over 1300m when Magic Mover (4 g Lady Biton, by Rubiton) defeated Mia (3 f Snippetson – Wasabi Miss, by Fuji Kiseki) by a neck.
Snippetson (Snippets) will stand for $7,700 (inc GST) at Widden Stud in 2011.
Veteran stallion Spinning World (Nureyev – Imperfect Circle, by Riverman) led the charge for Coolmore Stud with a double on Friday.
The 19-year-old sire produced winners in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Spinning Apple (Spinning World – Apprehensive, by Yeats) won the Indervon Caltex Handicap (1100m) at Pioneer Park while He’s No Mendican (Spinning World – Inclination, by Pauillac) posted a comfortable win in the Cloudnine Racing Maiden (1400m) at Bathurst.
Spinning World’s double took his season’s win tally to five. Spinning World is permanently based in Australia and will stand for $6600 during the upcoming breeding season.
Another Coolmore stallion, Oratorio (Danehill – Mahrah, by Vaguely Noble), continued his strong week with his fourth winner of the past six days when Sacred Music won the Cummins ADR80-03 Engines Maiden (1400m) at Pioneer Park.
Meanwhile, Australian-based sires Testa Rossa (Perugino – Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) and Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) enjoyed success across the Tasman Sea with a winner each at Friday’s Oamaru meeting.
Three-year-old filly Dolly’s Wig (Snippetson – Buxom Babe, by Octagonal) produced Snippetson’s first New Zealand winner of the season with her win in the De Geest Constructions Maiden (1200m). Go Go Dingo (Testa Rossa – Happy Play, by Barathea) achieved the same feat for the Vinery Stud stallion with his win in the Glenmoa Farms Handicap (1400m).
Widden Stud sires continued their strong start to the 2011/12 season with another trio of successes on both sides of the country on Saturday.
The exciting son of Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent), That’s The One (Snippetson – Chosen, by Redoute’s Choice) maintained his undefeated record with his barnstorming win in the Olive Curtis & Andrew Denadic Handicap (1410m) at Flemington.
That’s The One settled well back in the field before unleashing a terrific sprint to win comfortably, placing the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on the gelding’s agenda.
“Today was another revelation, I didn’t think he could do that,” co-trainer Cindy Alderson, who trains the gelding in partnership with her father Colin, said. “They went hard early then they slowed it up. At the top of the straight, I thought he has got to be good to win from there.
“He just kept coming and coming. It was pretty exciting stuff.
“We have got to be mindful that this is his first preparation. Obviously he had to learn a lot to get here in the first place so we are just going to take it race by race.”
Stratum (Redoute’s Choice – Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) mare Celebration Girl (Stratum – Gypsy Frolic, by Bluebird) provided a Perth leg to Widden’s treble with her success in the Racingjobs.com.au Handicap (1000m) at Belmont.
The Paul Messara stable completed Widden’s treble when he produced Anadan (Anabaa – Demerger, by Saithor) to take out the Tandem Engineers Maiden Plate (1600m) at Newcastle. Messara paid $575,000 for the son of the late Widden sire at the 2010 Inglis Australian Easter Sale.
Anadan’s dam Demerger (Saithor – Triattica, by Centaine) was good enough to win a Group 1 Adelaide Cup (3200m) during her career.
An outstanding debut performance from That’s The One (Snippetson – Chosen, by Redoute’s Choice) at Sandown has provided the first leg of a winning double for young Widden sire Snippetson (Snippets – Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent).
That’s The One began slowly but finished strongly to claim the Follow @MRC Tracknews On Twitter Handicap (1200m) for co-trainers Colin and Cindy Alderson. Cindy Alderson said the colt had been a handful in the period before his first start but had his share of ability.
“He had three trials because he didn’t pass his barrier certificate until we put the blanket on him so he has been tricky in that respect,” Alderson said.
“We were going to run him at a provincial meeting but he drew (barrier) one and we were just worried he might go off in the barriers.
“He is a horse that has always shown us ability but, as we saw, he had the barrier blanket on. He is pretty new and he is pretty raw.”
The Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas-trained three-year-old Ottana (Snippetson – Sanctus, by Barathea) beat his older rivals in the North East Isuzu Handicap (1210m) at Balaklava.
Snippetson’s progeny has now won 48 races and more than $1.3 million in prizemoney in Australia in the 2010/11 season. Snippetson will stand for $7700 (inc GST) for the upcoming breeding season.