Snitzel colt rules the Roman Consul

Snitzel's powerful 3YO son Wild Ruler gained his third stakes win & first Group victory in the Roman Consul S. G2. (PHOTO: Lisa Grimm)

Wild Ruler looked every inch the steeply rising star of Snitzel’s 2017 crop when he trounced his rivals in the $300,000 ATC Roman Consul S. 1200m G2.

Wild Ruler’s win understandably sparked speculation that Chris Waller Racing would pick him up for the one remaining slot in next Saturday’s $15 million The Everest. However, jockey James McDonald offered good reasons to stick with the original plan outlined for the colt by trainers Peter & Paul Snowden.

“I think he has another level in him and I think he will be even better in the Autumn. He probably does not have the ringcraft for an Everest yet, but against his own age over six furlongs, good to see that he ticked that box today, I think the Coolmore looks the logical way to go. He is going the right way, I hope he can keep progressing.”

Wild Ruler is the third foal of the US-bred mare Gypsy Robin (by Awesome Again’s son Daaher), and made $525,000 for his breeder Kia Ora Stud when purchased by the China Horse Club, Newgate Bloodstock & WinStar from the 2019 Inglis Easter Sale.

He has now covered his purchase price, and added considerable value as a stallion prospect with success in the Inglis Nursery RL, Heritage S. LR and the Roman Consul from his first six starts. 

Wild Ruler is one of Snitzel’s four stakeswinners and his leading earner so far this season. He is also the Champion Sire’s second winner of the Roman Consul, after Russian Revolution (2016), who went on to win The Galaxy & the Oakleigh Plate at Group 1 level. 

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