Mr Mozart keeps playing in Prelude

Mr Mozart out-plays the chasing Our Playboy at the end of the Doncaster Prelude G3, his third stakes victory this season. (PHOTO: Bronwen Healy)

Named for an all-time musical genius, the eye-catching Mr Mozart is playing a lively tune this campaign and he did it again in the $160,000 Doncaster Prelude 1500m G3, transferred to Newcastle on Monday. 

It’s the colt’s third stakes win and he defeated older horses in the manner of a 3YO going places, with the weight-for-age All Aged S. G1 on 16 April his likely next appearance.

It’s also the 22nd stakes win in yet another sensational season for multiple Champion Sire Snitzel, whose 25 Inglis Easter 2022 yearlings are about to start parading at Riverside Stables.

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes was full of praise for Mr Mozart’s performance, “The part I love the most with this horse is he just fights. When the, other horse came at him, he dug deep.”

Mr Mozart is raced by his breeders, New Zealand-based James Chapman’s Jamieson Park with David Russo, Phil Duggan, Patricia Collins, Andrew McDonald & Ron Milne.

The same group also raced the colt’s Caulfield Group-winning dam Euro Angel (by Galileo’s son Rip Van Winkle), a daughter of Windsor Park’s imported mare Polish Princess, from the famous Reprocolor family, who left four Group winners to four different stallions in Australasia. 

Snitzel’s only other runner from a Rip van Winkle mare is recent 2YO stakes performer Lambda. 

Mr Mozart’s unraced 2YO sister Angel Flight, also retained by her breeders, is among his Hawkes Racing stablemates. Euro Angel produced a Pierro colt last Spring and is back in foal to Snitzel. 

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