Snitzel poised for G1 double-header at Eagle Farm

Snitzel is a gun sire of two year-olds and his colt Sizzling is poised for a G1 double-header at Eagle Farm in the next fortnight.

The Snitzels are running red-hot and the Arrowfield Stud stallion is putting pressure on More Than Ready at the top end of the Australian 2YO sires’ table.

Lonhro has the premiership all parcelled up thanks to the exploits of Pierro.  He is title-bound with earnings of $3.20 million and 92% of that total comes via the Triple Crown winner.

More Than Ready is next best with $2.17 million.  The Vinery champion leads the individual winners category with 13 winners of 18 juvenile races.

Snitzel has sired 10 winners of 18 races for $2.10 million and he will take over second spot if Sizzling wins the $250,000 Qld Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on June 2 or the $500,000 T J Smith (1600m) on June 9.

Snitzel sired the winners of 17 races in Australia with his first two crops of two year-olds.  He went one better than those figures when his third crop colt Clinton Affair won the Chase Hotel Hcp (1200m) on Saturday.

The Peter Moody-trained youngster had won on debut at Donald on May 13 and then doubled up with an all-the-victory at Caulfield.

Clinton Affair (2c Snitzel – Watch My Lips by Royal Academy) runs for a syndicate managed by Roy Higgins and Wylie Dalziel.  He is from a daughter of G2 Magic Night Stakes winner Mardi’s Magic (Kenny’s Best Pal) and cost $80,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

“He is a pretty genuine little horse,” Higgins said.  “He was rated one of the stable’s main chances in the Blue Diamond earlier this year but then he went shin sore.

“I was a bit concerned when Peter sent him down to Donald for his debut.  But Peter likes to give them a confidence booster and it paid off at Caulfield.”

Snitzel can add another notch to his juvenile tally when Centrepet jumps from an outside gate in the Egroup Electronics Hcp (1100m) at Gosford on Wednesday.  The Gerald Ryan trained filly was runner-up to Tinszelda (Snitzel) in the Inglis 2YO Challenge at Scone on May 18.

Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) will stand for a $33,000 (inc gst) service fee at Arrowfield in 2012.