Flying Snitzel primed for race return

By AAP
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A recent barrier trial win by Flying Snitzel has boosted Gerald Ryan’s confidence. “She’s very bright and well in herself.”

Flying Snitzel is raced by Triple Crown Syndications who celebrated a big win by the Ryan-trained Charlie Boy in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

The plan is for Flying Snitzel to go back to Melbourne after the Sheraco to run in the Blazer Stakes and the Mannerism before a decision is made whether she steps up to the Group One Myer Classic.

The mares’ race over 1600m at Flemington is the aim for Appearance who won the race last year and went on to claim Sydney’s two autumn Group Ones for her sex – the Coolmore Classic and the Queen Of The Turf.

Appearance missed her scheduled return in the Show County Quality at Warwick Farm on August 24 when she had a recurrence of a tying up problem.

“She had a soft barrier trial last week and she’s fine,” Walter said.

When it comes to the progeny of Snitzel, his former trainer Ryan seems to have more success than most and Windswept will represent his sire and Arrowfield Stud when he races in a benchmark 80 over 1400m at the Rosehill meetiand positioned just behind the speed. After turning for home El Sasso accelerated swiftly and ran strongly to the line where he crossed 1.3 lengths in front of the rest of the field to take out the 3YO colts and geldings maiden over 1200m.

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El Sasso, who was a $75,000 purchase by Chris and Michael Ward from Bellerieve Stud  at the 2012 Melbourne Premier Sale, has now won $40,535 in prizemoney from just 7 race starts.

From the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Sassy Peg, El Sasso has been consistently improving this preparation. 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.

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2011 All Ameican ex Sassy Peg colt (1/2 brother to El Sasso) mare can recapture the form that gave her a career-high victory over Norzita in the autumn.

Flying Snitzel begins her four-year-old season in Saturday’s Sheraco Stakes(1200m) which boasts a quality field of mares headed by triple Group One winner Appearance.

Under the set weights and penalties of the Sheraco, the Guy Walter-trained Appearance gets into the race on 59.5kg, just 1.5kg more than Flying Snitzelwhose biggest win so far is the Kewney Stakes at Flemington where she beat the now sidelined Norzita.

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Flying Snitzel winning the Group 2 Kewney Stakes

“It’s a hard race to start off in,” Ryan said.

“But none of them are easy at this time of year. She’s got to start somewhere and this is a good kick-off.

“She’s very bright and well in herself.”

Flying Snitzel is raced by Triple Crown Syndications who celebrated a big win by the Ryan-trained Charlie Boy in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

The plan is for Flying Snitzel to go back to Melbourne after the Sheraco to run in the Blazer Stakes and the Mannerism before a decision is made whether she steps up to the Group One Myer Classic.

The mares’ race over 1600m at Flemington is the aim for Appearance who won the race last year and went on to claim Sydney’s two autumn Group Ones for her sex – the Coolmore Classic and the Queen Of The Turf.

Appearance missed her scheduled return in the Show County Quality at Warwick Farm on August 24 when she had a recurrence of a tying up problem.

“She had a soft barrier trial last week and she’s fine,” Walter said.

When it comes to the progeny of Snitzel, his former trainer Ryan seems to have more success than most and Windswept will represent his sire and Arrowfield Stud when he races in a benchmark 80 over 1400m at the Rosehill meeting.

The four-year-old confirmed his potential on August 21 when he won over 1300m at Warwick Farm at his third start back from a year-long recuperation from a broken pelvis.

The best of the Snitzels in Ryan’s stable, multiple Group winner Snitzerland, is nearing her return and will be ridden by Dwayne Dunn in a Melbourne sprint campaign.