Triple Crown celebrates winning combination
By Arrowfield Stud
Six runners, six winners, including two Group winners, is an enviable strike rate and it’s one that Triple Crown Syndications were happy to celebrate with this tweet after El Sasso’s maiden win at Kembla Grange last Saturday:
It’s a winning combination: Triple Crown+G. Ryan+Arrowfield Stallion+Arrowfield/Bellerive draft! Uncanny results.
(PHOTO: Triple Crown Syndications)
El Sasso, a 3YO son of Snitzel and Sassy Peg bred by Paul Favretto with Tony & Judy Hodgson, joins Group 2 winners Hot Snitzel (also Group 1-placed) and Flying Snitzel, city winner Swerte Bella, and winners Spirit of Speed and Brilliant Snitzel – all purchased by Triple Crown from Arrowfield and Bellerive yearling drafts since 2010, and all but one trained by Gerald Ryan.
Four of them are by leading young sire Snitzel whose progeny have achieved consistent success in the stable of the man who prepared their sire to win the MRC Oakleigh Plate G1 and six other races. El Sasso is the 21st winner by Snitzel to come out of the Gerald Ryan yard.
Triple Crown director Chris Ward says, “It was great to see El Sasso get a nice win on Saturday. He is a horse who has plenty of natural ability, in fact Gerald said not long ago that he has similar ability to Charlie Boy and Dothraki, but he has a few quirks that we need to iron out first before you will see him really kick on.
Laion. It was only a matter of time until he got to the post first, and Thomas seemed to have the magic touch.
Hitting the line in 1:12.41 he completed the trip faster than the fillies division on the day and ran home the last 600m in good time.
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Gerald commented that he has come through the race in teriffic order and will head to town for his next start in the coming weeks.
Triple Crown and Gerald Ryan are also preparing El Sasso’s 2YO half-brother by All American who was purchased from the Inglis Melbourne Premier sale earlier this year.
This handsome colt will soon join his brother in Gerald Ryan’s Rosehill stable, however early reports from the pre-trainer suggest that ability flows through this bloodline and the Triple Crown team of owners certainly have some fun times ahead at the track with the sons of Sassy Peg.