Meanwhile, with strong sales ring representation at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale (see above), Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt are assembling a strong team for the $10 million Magic Millions Raceday on 13 January. Among their likely protagonists are 2YO Classic prospects Bondi, Orcein & Nomothaj (by Snitzel) and Legislation, Singular Sensation & Granny Red Shoes (by Not A Single Doubt). Meanwhile, the duo also holds 3YO Guineas entries for Debonairly, Goodfella, Chauffeur & Dinnigan (by Snitzel) and Pretty Fast, From Within & Single Bullet (by Not A Single Doubt).
Racing Queensland has released an updated order of entry for the $600,000 Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) to be run at Eagle Farm on 10 June. Heading the order of entry is Gr1-wining Kiwi filly Melody Belle, ahead of dual stakes-winning Queensland colt Ours to Keep. Recent stakes winners Tangled, Debonairly, and Taking Aim also figure prominently. Melody Belle currently shares TAB favouritism with Chris Waller's progressive colt and Gr2 BRC Champagne Stakes winner Tangled at $6, ahead of Gr2 Champagne Stakes runner-up All Too Huiying, boom Kiwi Qiji Phoenix, Taking Aim & Viridine all at $11. Click here to view the latest order of entry.
At the halfway mark of Saturday afternoon's racing, Australia's leading sire Snitzel was already having a very good day. By then he had notched up a two-state 2YO stakes double thanks to convincing wins by Debonairly in the Listed Woodlands Stakes at Scone & Tangled in the Listed Gr2 Champagne Classic at Doomben. But the best was yet to come courtesy of Triple Crown Syndications' 4YO gelding Redzel who sealed his rise up the sprinting ranks with a strong win in the $700,000 Gr1 Doomben 10,000. Co-trainer Peter Snowden confirmed that Redzel and fourth-placed Russian Revolution (also by Snitzel) will head to the paddock for a richly earned break. Between them they have won seven of their 13 starts - six of them in Group company - and added more than $1.7 million to Snitzel's prize money. Snitzel's fourth stakes winner for the day came from an unlikely quarter when outsider Vienna Miss scored a tenacious win in the Listed Adelaide Guineas at odds of 80-1 to claim her maiden stakes victory. Redzel, Tangled, Debonairly and Vienna Miss boosted Snitzel's prize money to a new Australian premiership record total of $13.8 million, surpassing the previous record of $12.9 million set last season by Street Cry. Snitzel's lifetime & worldwide statistics now read:
At Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a black-type success when 2YO chestnut filly Debonairly (Snitzel-Crystal Choir, by Singspiel) took advantage of an inside run at the top of the straight to sprint clear for her maiden stakes win in the $150,000 Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, defeating Lipizzan & I Am Excited. A $320,000 purchase by Marette Farrell & Gai Waterhouse Racing at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Milburn Creek, Debonairly improved her record to 3 wins and 1 placing from 5 starts for $158,950 earnings.