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Flying Snitzel has won the first race of today’s Golden Slipper Day, holding off Dear Demi to win the 2012 The Schweppervescence at Rosehill Racecourse.
The two-year-old filly finally has a Stakes race to her name after constantly performing against tough fields this autumn racing carnival.
Flying Snitzel won the 2012 The Schweppervescence by half a length in front of second place-getter Dear Demi, with Strength rounding out the placings in third.
Trainer Gerald Ryan was sure of the result before the race had even run.
“I had a lot of confidence in her,” Ryan said.
Flying Snitzel did not get the easiest run of the race, and had to work hard from her three-wide position.
“She was forced to cover ground,” Ryan said.
“Admittedly she had cover.
“Class prevailed down to the line.”
The trainer will now take Flying Snitzel to the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse, where she will face off against the boys over 1,600 metres.
“Right from last year when she started I said she was a 1,400-1,600 metres horse,” he said.
“The champagne has always been her aim.
“She’ll be easy to maintain because she’s just a straight forward race horse.”
Jockey Hugh Bowman piloted Flying Snitzel to today’s 2012 The Schweppervescence victory.
“It really was a dawdle early on and she settled beautifully,” Bowman said.
“She was strong on the line.
“You’re going to get a lot more from this filly.”
Bowman is confident that Flying Snitzel is suited to a race like the Group 1 Champagne Stakes on April 28, 2012.
“I think she’d be very competitive in a race like that,” he said.
“She’d be a definite place chance.”
Flying Snitzel has now won two of her five race starts and earned more than $130,000 in prize money.
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2012 The Schweppervescence Results & Finishing Order
|1||1||FLYING SNITZEL||Gerald Ryan||Hugh Bowman||–||7||58kg||$2.20F|
|2||4||DEAR DEMI||Clarry Conners||James McDonald||0.5L||5||57.5kg||$8.50|
|3||12||STRENGTH||John P Thompson||Michael Rodd||2.5L||4||56.5kg||$26|
|4||2||PROVERB||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||2.9L||1||58kg||$21|
|5||8||HONORIUS||David Payne||Nathan Berry||3L||15||56.5kg||$31|
|6||15||RED HOT CHILLIES||Grahame Begg||Brenton Avdulla||3.7L||6||54.5kg||$13|
|7||14||LASER FLASH||David Payne||Glyn Schofield||3.9L||2||55.5kg||$71|
|8||6||TOYDINI||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||4L||3||57.5kg||$8.50|
|9||3||SMART MAN||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||5.3L||10||58kg||$21|
|10||5||MAGICAL TALENT||Bede Murray||Luke Nolen||5.5L||12||57.5kg||$41|
|11||13||TROPHIES||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||5.7L||14||56.5kg||$31|
|12||11||SOLEMN||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||5.8L||11||56.5kg||$12|
|13||10||RISE TO THE TOP||Gary Portelli||Tommy Berry||5.9L||8||56.5kg||$71|
|14||9||HUMBLE POWER||Tommy Wong||Craig Williams||9.2L||9||56.5kg||$31|
|15||7||FIVEANDAHALFSTAR||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||9.5L||13||56.5kg||$71|
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