The back end of 2010-11 was a moving feast for Snippetson. With just two crops racing, he finished with a rush to end up with 48 winners of 66 races in Australia.
Snippetson was runner-up on the second-season winners’ table behind Widden associate Stratum (61). There was another big gap to Jet Spur (41) in third place.
Stratum (Redoute’s Choice) and Snippetson (Snippets) retired to Widden in 2006. Stratum has gone through the roof and will stand for a $55,000 service fee this year.
Like every other stallion with two crops racing, Snippetson has suffered by comparison. But he looks value plus at a $7,700 fee this year.
His exciting three year-old That’s The One made it two wins in as many starts when zooming home from last to win the Olive Curtis – Andrew Denadic Hcp (1410m) at Flemington on Saturday. He looked good on debut at Sandown on July 20 and kept improving to score again at headquarters.
That’s The One (3g Snippetson – Chosen by Redoute’s Choice) is prepared by Colin and Cindy Alderson for owner-breeder Bill Sexton. “I’m very impressed with him,” Cindy Alderson said. “It’s still his first preparation, so we will take it race by race. But he’s in the Caulfield Guineas so we’ll focus that way.”
That’s The One is the second metro winner from Chosen following Moonee Valley winner Wild Goose (Grandera).
Snippetson was a Listed winner of the Eskimo Prince Hcp and Maurice McCarten Stakes and was also runner-up in the G2 Challenge Stakes and G3 Missile Stakes before retiring to Widden.