Successful Weekend for Triple Crown Stakes Runners
Seasonal rain meant a Heavy track featured on Golden Slipper Day in Sydney over the weekend, however this didn’t hinder the Triple Crown runners who were out to make their mark on the Autumn Carnival.
Resuming in the race he won so dominantly in the red and white silks last year was Hot Snitzel (Snitzel ex Flames of Paris) in the Group 3 Sebring Stakes. With a gutsy run on the Heavy 8 track to finish just a nose behind the eventual, and race fit, winner Flamberge, the 5YO Snitzel gelding gave a preview of what is to come this campaign, which will see him head north of the border for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Hot Snitzel showed a great turn of foot and fighting spirit down the Rosehill straight with Nash Rawiller on board and looked the winner at the 100m mark just to be nabbed on the line, however connections couldn’t be happier with the way he resumed. Earning $30,000 for his Triple Crown owners and adding further black type to his illustrious resume, Hot Snitzel has now won a total of $794,550 prizemoney. He was originally purchased by Chris and Michael Ward from the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale for just $60,000.
Hot Snitzel & Nash Rawiller in battle to the line in the Group 3 Sebring Stakes
Twenty-four hours later Dothraki (Mossman ex Volantis) continued the stable’s success with a third placing in the Listed Gosford Guineas, on no less than a bottomless Heavy 10 track.
First up following his last start win in the Listed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes during the Melbourne Spring Carnival, the progressive 3YO was professional in trying conditions as monsoonal type rain encroached just minutes prior to his race start time. Leading the field before producing a very strong run to the line he produced an excellent effort and Rawiller is expecting good improvement from the youngster at his next assignment, the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes at Royal Randwick on April 19.
These great efforts from Gerald Ryan’s boys only added to Triple Crown’s terrific start to the Autumn Carnival which saw Peggy Jean (Myboycharlie ex Lady of Love) storm home for a sensational 2nd place in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes only a week earlier. Attention now turns back to the classy Inglis Classic winner when she lines up this weekend in the $1 Group 1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes, for which she is currently equal second favourite in early betting markets.