Hot Snitzel resumes at Caulfield on 1000 Guineas Day
Group 1 placed Hot Snitzel (Snitzel ex Flames Of Paris (USA)) is one of Triple Crown’s most admired runners.
At two he took out the Group 2 Al Basti Sires Produce Stakes, was 2nd in the Group 1 Patinack Farm TJ Smith, and lined up in the field of the richest 2YO race in the world, the $3.5m Group 1 AAMI Golden Slipper.
At three, Hot Snitzel won the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes as well as the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes, and just last preparation he stormed home to secure the Group 2 Sebring Stakes.
He has represented his owners in no less than 20 stakes races, and costing $60,000 from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Hot Snitzel has more than paid his way earning just shy of $¾ million in prizemoney.
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From the Sydney based stable of Gerald Ryan the Snitzel gelding has provided his owners with fantastic racing experiences up and down the eastern seaboard, competing on major race days in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane throughout his career.
His most recent start saw a number of owners travel to Brisbane for the Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap earlier this year, and although he didn’t bring home the trophy on that occasion his run was superb, defeating the likes of Group 1 winners Epauelette, Yosei and Your Song who has now been retired to stud duties at Widden.
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Hot Snitzel resumes on 1000 Guineas Day at Caulfield today in the Listed Heading Out Hair & Beauty Stakes (1200m). He is thriving in Melbourne and has had a fantastic lead up into this race with a dominant trial win at Rosehill two weeks ago.
Nash Rawiller, who partnered Hot Snitzel to victory in the Listed Moreton Ken Russell Memorial Classic at two and also in his lead up trial, commented that it was the best the horse has ever worked for him.
Although the conditions of the race see him carrying a huge top weight first up (60kg), Hot Snitzel will no doubt take improvement from his run today.
He comes up against competent rivals in the Listed Heading Out Hair & Beauty Stakes, however has champion jockey Damien Oliver aboard, has drawn well (will jump from barrier 1), and is expected to be very competitive against this field as he looks to progresses toward an attractive Weight For Age race third up this preparation.
Best of luck to all connections!