Arrowfield sires dominate 2YO Sires list


Arrowfield sires dominate 2YO Sires list

Yesterday’s $250,000 AJC Inglis Nursery over 1000 metres at Randwick had the potential to re-shuffle the Australian 2YO Sires’ leaderboard, but after the race Arrowfield’s boom sires Not A Single Doubt and Snitzel remain in first and fourth positions, with their records enhanced by two eye-catching performances.

Pictured: Snitzel’s talented 2YO son Hot Snitzel, seen on his successful debut at Rosehill on 11 December.

Not A Single Doubt’s daughter Jackpot Queen (ex Cash Crazy by Secret Savings) finished a solid second at her second start to the impressive winner Pane In The Glass and earned $50,000 for her owners the Dragon Lodge Syndicate, G. Costi, V. Liaros and Mrs A Dale, and for her sire whose five 2YO runners, headed by Magic Millions Classic favourite Karuta Queen, have accumulated prizemoney of $363,500. Jackpot Queen was a $47,000 purchase from the Goodwood Farm draft at the 2010 Classic Yearling Sale.

Snitzel’s son Hot Snitzel (ex Flames Of Paris by Blushing Groom) started favourite for the race after his excellent debut win at Rosehill last Saturday, but he fluffed the start and did not get going until jockey Nash Rawiller took him to the outside at the top of the straight. At that point, Hot Snitzel directed his considerable ability into forward motion and powered home for fourth. Purchased from the Bellerive Stud draft for $60,000 by Triple Crown Syndications at the 2010 Melbourne Premier Sale, Hot Snitzel will now be gelded. He has done a fine job for his owners and Snitzel, earning $72,000 in eight days.

Snitzel is enjoying a tremendous early summer as his first and second crop runners come out to play. This month alone he’s posted four winners, Hot Snitzel, and 3YOs Jypsiere, New York’s Finest and Vienna Snitzel, and provided the runners-up in the two Wyong RC Magic Millions races on 5 December, 3YO Top Drop and 2YO filly Schiffer. Like Hot Snitzel, winning 2YO filly Saramenha and Snitzel himself they are trained by Gerald Ryan, who told the Sydney Morning Herald’s Chris Roots why he believes Snitzel’s progeny are much more than smart juveniles.

“He was a very good early two-year-old himself. He won a Breeders’ Plate and was placed in a Magic Millions. But he wasn’t just a two-year-old. He won an Oakleigh Plate as a three-year-old, and it took a horse called Takeover Target to beat him in the Newmarket. He was still improving and I would have loved to see what he would have done the next year.”

“They [Snitzel’s progeny] are all tough, they eat up and take to training, and I have only had the one that went shin sore badly….The good thing is that you have confidence to get them up and going early, and that is when the big money is around in these [sales-based] races. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be seeing them still winning as older horses.”

Apart from making their mark on early season juvenile racing, the two sons of Redoute’s Choice also have high profiles in their respective stallion cohorts.

Snitzel is third on the Australian 2nd Season Sires’ list with prizemoney of $719,939 and 14 winners of 18 races, including the Melbourne stakeswinner Zelsnitz and stakes-placed winner Yorkshire Lad. That’s on top of nine 2YO from his Japanese-conceived 2008 crop, among them two stakes performers. Snitzel has 20 yearlings catalogued for the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, seven of them in the Arrowfield draft .

Not A Single Doubt is third on the Australian 3rd Season Sires’ list with earnings $1,555,475 gathered mainly by his 31 winners of 40 races. His principal earner is the brilliant Group-winning 3YO Squamosa, early favourite for the $1 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on 15 January. Twelve yearlings by Not A Single Doubt are listed in the Magic Millions Gold Coast catalogue, including Arrowfield’s colt from Tennessee Sunrise, a full brother to Group-placed, four-time winner Sweepstaking.

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