The Showtimes are showing up!

Snitzel’s son Showtime was a million-dollar yearling and a Group-winning sprinter-miler. Now his first-crop 2YOs are attracting attention. (PHOTO: Joan Faras)

No sooner had Showtime recorded his milestone first winner, 2YO filly Show Royale at Bendigo, than his son Tacito overcame a wide draw to finish strongly for third in the Talindert S. 1100m LR at Flemington. He filled the same position in the Chairman’s S. G3 on debut at Sandown two weeks ago. 

Show Royale was bred and sold by Goodwood Farm and is the last foal out of Ducey Du (by Royal Academy), a half-sister of Group 2 winner Acey Ducey.

The Makybe-bred Tacito (ex Without Saying by Sepoy) was a $160,000 Magic Millions purchase from Lime Country Thoroughbreds by Lindsay Park Racing and he holds nominations for the Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper & Inglis Sires.

Without Saying, from a half-sister to Redoute’s Choice, has a colt foal by Showtime and is in foal to him again.

As it happens, Showtime has posted his first stakes performer a little earlier in his career than his champion sire Snitzel – whose stakes record was opened by Chance Bye in the Silver Slipper G2 on 27 February 2009.

His 8 early first-crop runners also include the city-placed colts Arbat (at Doomben) and Big Boy George (at Randwick).

Showtime has joined two other sons of Snitzel, Trapeze Artist and Stratosphere, in Australia’s current top 10 First Season Sires.

His second-crop yearlings have so far sold up to $100,000 and next month he has a colt & a filly on offer at the Inglis Premier Sale, and 5 lots catalogued for Magic Millions Adelaide.

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