Williams reuinites with Flying Snitzel
By Australian Horse Racing
Flying Snitzel was an impressive winner at her only Flemington start and jockey Craig Williams is looking for a repeat when she returns to the track on Saturday.
Williams reunites with the mare in the Group Two Blazer Stakes (1410m) and hopes she can turn in a similar performance to the Kewney Stakes in March when she stormed home from back in the field to beat Norzita who went on to win two Group One races and the title of the season’s best three-year-old filly.
“She was ultra-impressive that day at Flemington but unfortunately she didn’t continue that on into Sydney in the autumn,” Williams said.
Williams also rode Flying Snitzel in her next two starts in Sydney after the Kewney victory but the Gerald Ryan-trained galloper was unplaced in theCoolmore Classic and Carbine Club Stakes.
Flying Snitzel resumed with a fifth in the Sheraco Stakes first-up at Rosehill three weeks ago and Williams is looking forward to getting back on the mare in the Blazer.
“I’m hoping she brings that same form back again because she was second-up last time (when she won the Kewney) after having a start in Sydney,” Williams said.
“It’s a similar preparation. I haven’t been on her back but the stable is really happy. If she can bring that same form, she’s going to be very competitive.”
Flying Snitzel is on the third line of betting with the John Thompson-trained mare Peron favourite.
Peron beat Flying Snitzel home last start in the Sheraco Stakes when she finished strongly for second to Driefontein.
“I think he might be looking for a little further” Olive commented, so he will be stepped up to 1300m at Canberra’s next race day (Friday, 11 October 2013) and the Triple Crown team are hopeful of a repeat performance of Croupier’s fantastic start to his time in the Olive stable.
Triple Crown and Olive have combined previously to produce winners such as the likes of Testanova, who has won 4 of her 7 starts for the premiership winning trainer, and finished out of the placing’s only once.
She’s currently one month into her current preparation and has returned in terrific order following a deserved spell.
Croupier, who was struggling with the busy training environment at Rosehill, has relaxed beautifully since entering Olive’s stable and Triple Crown is thrilled with his improved stable manner.
“He couldn’t have settled into Canberra better, it’s a great result for the syndicate and we are looking forward to his winning form continuing” commented Director Michael Ward.
Congratulations to all connections!