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Snitzel on Fire This Season

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

A storming last-to-first finish by Sun Bloodstock's colt Prairie Fire has given Snitzel his second consecutive winner of the Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) (after Ducimus in 2017) and his 21st Australian stakes winner this season. The win also booked Prairie Fire's spot in the $1.5 million Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Bred by Ed & Clark McKeon's Palya Bloodstock, Prairie Fire was purchased for $625,000 from the Rosemont Stud draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale. Prairie Fire is the second foal and first winner out of the unraced mare Consistency (by All Bar One), a half-sister to Monte Rosa, dam of Snitzel stars Snitzerland and Sooboog. Consistency has a yearling colt by Wandjina, a filly foal by So You Thnk and is in foal to Redoute's Choice. Snitzel has notched up 79 lifetime stakes winners, and 31 (39%) of them have earned black-type at two. After breaking his own season earnings record last week, his 2017/18 prize money is now less than $200,000 away from $17 million, a figure never previously seen on the Australian sires' premiership. Snitzel has eight colts on offer at the upcoming Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, while next month's Inglis Easter catalogue features 64 yearlings by Snitzel, including 8 fillies and two colts in Arrowfield's draft.

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