El Divino extends dynasty’s sensational run


El Divino extends dynasty’s sensational run

On a magical day at Randwick for owner-breeders John & Deborah Camilleri, Snitzel colt El Divino was a worthy support act for his older half-sister Winx, whose spectacular Doncaster Mile G1 win sealed her champion status.

El Divino met the Godolphin colt Astern in the $200,000 ATC Kindergarten S. 1100m G3 and, the pair opened The Championships with a thrilling, straight-long battle that neither would concede. The judge could not separate them and a dead-heat was declared, with the early leader Geneteau (by Beneteau) holding third, 3.5 lengths away. 

The Gai Waterhouse-trained El Divino is the fifth new stakeswinner for Snitzel since New Year’s Day, his 17th juvenile black type winner, his 37th lifetime stakeswinner and his second Kindergarten Stakes winner after Dances On Stars in 2012. 

El Divino’s success also takes the sequence of Group & Listed wins by Redoute’s Choice and his sons Not A Single Doubt & Snitzel to a remarkable 18 in ten weeks. The trio have posted at least one black type victory every weekend since 24 January, when Sun Jewellery (by Snitzel) won the Hong Kong Classic Mile HK-1. 

The whole sequence, which includes Australian Group 1 winners Extreme Choice, Peeping & Single Gaze, looks like this:

DATE

STAKESWINNER Year Foaled
Trainer

SIRE

GROUP & LISTED WIN

24 Jan

SUN JEWELLERY 2011
John Size

Snitzel

HKJC Hong Kong Classic Mile 1600m HK-1

30 Jan

HONESTY PREVAILS 2013
Rick Worthington

Redoute’s Choice

ATC Widden S. 1200m G3

6 Feb

SPILL THE BEANS 2012
Gerald Ryan

Snitzel

ATC Eskimo Prince S. 1200m G3

6 Feb

EXTREME CHOICE 2013
Mick Price

Not A Single Doubt

MRC Chairman’s S. 1000m G3

7 Feb

LET IT SLIP 2012
Daniel Pearce

Not A Single Doubt

Pinjarra RC MM Perth 3YO Trophy 1200m (R) LR

13 Feb

PERIGNON 2012
Gerald Ryan

Snitzel

ATC Light Fingers S. 1200m G2

20 Feb

DON’T DOUBT MAMMA 2012
Tony McEvoy

Not A Single Doubt

VRC Vanity S. 1400m G3

21 Feb

SUN JEWELLERY 2011

Snitzel

HKJC Hong Kong Classic Cup, 1800m HK-1

27 Feb

EXTREME CHOICE 2013
Mick Price

Not A Single Doubt

MRC Blue Diamond S. 1200m G1

5 Mar

REDZEL 2012
Peter & Paul Snowden

Snitzel

ATC Fireball S. 1100m LR

5 Mar

SELENIA 2013
Robbie Griffiths

Not A Single Doubt

VRC Festival of Racing S. 1000m LR

11 Mar

SINGLE GAZE 2012
Nick Olive

Not A Single Doubt

Illawarra TC Arrowfield Classic 1600m G3

12 Mar

THYME FOR ROSES 2013
Gai Waterhouse

Redoute’s Choice

VRC TBV Breeders’ S, 1200m G3

12 Mar

PEEPING 2011
Ron Quinton

Redoute’s Choice

ATC Coolmore Classic 1500m G1

18 Mar

ZAMZAM 2012
David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

Redoute’s Choice

MVRC Valley Pearl 1200m LR

19 Mar

SOUTHERN LEGEND 2012
Les Bridge

Not A Single Doubt

ATC Darby Munro S. 1200m LR

26 Mar

SINGLE GAZE 2012
Nick Olive

Not A Single Doubt

ATC Storm Queen S. 2000m G1

2 Apr

EL DIVINO 2013
Gai Waterhouse

Snitzel

ATC Kindergarten S. 1100m G3

In Australia the progeny of Not A Single Doubt (2nd on the General Sires’ list), Redoute’s Choice (7th) and Snitzel (9th) have earned $20.9 million this season, and 23 of them have won 31 Group & Listed Races. The three stallions also hold top ten positions on the 2YO Sires’ premiership, and Not A Single Doubt heads the 3YO Sires’ list.

Snitzel has the largest representation of the trio in the Inglis Easter Sale with 28 yearlings on offer. They include El Divino’s full brother, to be offered by Segenhoe Stud on behalf of Fairway Thoroughbreds, the three-quarter brother to Group 1 winner Hampton Court, consigned by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds, and two lots in the Arrowfield draft.

The catalogue also features 23 yearlings by Redoute’s Choice, among them six colts & two fillies offered by Arrowfield; and two lots by Not A Single Doubt in the Arrowfield and Yarraman Park drafts. 

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