Flying Snitzel to Tackle Pierro in 2012 Champagne Stakes

April 24, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Flying Snitzel to Tackle Pierro in 2012 Champagne Stakes

Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan may be accepting for his Champagne Stakes 2012 nominee Flying Snitzel but he remains level headed about their chances of defeating the sure to be odds on favourite Pierro.

Flying Snitzel

Flying Snitzel will take on Pierro in the 2012 Champagne Stakes this Saturday

Gai Waterhouse’s undefeated Lonhro colt Pierro will look to complete the 2YO Triple Crown with a win in the $400,000 Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick’s Sydney Cup Day on Saturday having already taken out both the Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes.

While there looks to be little stopping them from securing the grand slam, Ryan is hoping that his Snitzel filly Flying Snitzel can at least bring some credible competition to the table.

Progressing through the ranks well this time in Flying Snitzel ran a good first-up fifth to Jade Marauder in the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on March 17 before her close third to Ichihara in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill a fortnight later.

Last start she put half a length on fellow Champagne Stakes entry and subsequent Listed Fernill Handicap winner at Randwick from last Saturday Dear Demi to win the Group 3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) on Golden Slipper Day.

The Clarry Conners-trained Dear Demi will be ridden by flying young Kiwi hoop James McDonald for the third time on the trot in the Champagne on Saturday, while Flying Snitzel will have Glyn Schofield aboard replacing Hugh Bowman.

Bowman has already committed himself to ride the other Waterhouse-trained youngster in the Champagne Stakes, Sires Produce fourth placed Raceway.

Ryan knows what it’s like to run second to Pierro having prepared brave Golden Slipper runner-up Snitzerland, and while hopeful of an upset, he concedes he is likely running for a Group 1 second behind him again on Saturday.

He also knows that Dear Demi and McDonald are in form and will also take some beating.

“Flying Snitzel has earned a chance at the Group One but the other two will be hard to beat,” he said.

“She’s fit and well and hopefully the track is not too wet for her.”

As for the mile which they all see for the first time, Ryan believes that from what she has shown him so far and despite her breeding being out of 2006 OakleighPlate winner Snitzel – also prepared by Ryan – Flying Snitzel will make the distance.

“She has always given me the impression she will run out a strong 1600 metres,” he said.

“It all boils down to the horse.

“Rick Hore-Lacy has got Snitza by Snitzel and he’s won two 2400 metre races.”

The 2012 Champagne Stakes final field and barriers will be released on Thursday and published here at

Don’t miss out on the Royal Randwick Carnival’s closing race day.

Get in on the action at today and discover a better way to bet with their Quickbet technology and $300 Bonus Bet open to new customers that deposit and quote the code BONUSBET!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field