BTC Cup 2013 Option for Snitzerland

April 24, 2013

BTC Cup 2013 Option for Snitzerland

Brisbane’s 2013 BTC Cup in early May could be an option for Gerald Ryan’s speedy filly from Sydney Snitzerland if the conditions in Adelaide stop her from vying for the Robert Sangster StakesThe Goodwood double achieved last autumn by the mighty Black Caviar.

Snitzerland

Snitzerland could be headed to Brisbane this winter for the BTC Cup 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

Snitzel filly Snitzerland is the current odds-on favourite to win the first leg of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival sprint double this Saturday paying around $1.65 to take out the $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse.

Ryan is confident she is spot on for the assignment too following her first-up three length romp in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) and her last start second in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) won by Bel Sprinter who continued on to finish third to Black Caviar for what turned out to be her swansong race in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m).

“Bel Sprinter did something unbelievable in the Galaxy,” Ryan said.

“And he made the form look good by finishing third to Black Caviar.

“So I’m pretty happy with the form we’re in.”

The track at Morpehttville is currently rated in the Dead range but with showers about a rain-affected course is a possibility for Saturday’s big meet.

Snitzerland, also runner-up to the now retired Pierro in last year’s Golden Slipper as a juvenile, has never raced on anything worse than a Dead (5) but Ryan said she would still run in the Robert Sangster if it the ground went into the Slow range.

At this stage Snitzerland is being aimed not only at the Robert Sangster but also the state’s premier event, the $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 11 – a race Peter Moody’s turf darling Black Caviar scored her 21st victory in last year after her earlier Robert Sangster success.

Should poor weather prevent The Goodwood 2013 from being a suitable option for Snitzerland however Ryan said he would fly her to Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival instead where the $400,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m), a race also won by Black Caviar two years ago, would be her major target.

In keeping with the Black Caviar form line Ryan is trialing a specially designed compression suit for Snitzerland, part owned by Neil Werrett who is also a major investor in Black Caviar, to wear for her float journey to South Australia similar to the one Australia’s number one mare wore during her travels.

“Peter Moody lent us one of the suits yesterday (Monday) and I put it on Snitzerland in her box so she’d get used to it,” Ryan said on Tuesday.

“She seemed happy enough so I went and invested in one myself … we’ll see if it works.

“But if it’s good enough for Black Caviar, it’s good enough for Snitzerland.”

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