Flying Snitzel Set for Kewney Stakes 2013 Showdown

March 5, 2013

Flying Snitzel Set for Kewney Stakes 2013 Showdown

Gerald Ryan’s nicely-bred filly Flying Snitzel will race for the second time this campaign when they take on Flight Stakes winner Norzita in the 2013 Kewney Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

Flying Snitzel

Flying Snitzel will set up her autumn campaign in Saturday's Kewney Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

A daughter of Ryan’s former star sprinter Snitzel, winner of the 2006 Oakleigh Plate, three-year-old Flying Snitzel has had 12 starts to date with her baker’s dozen scheduled as the $220,000 Group 2 A.V. Kewney Stakes (1400m).

Having won just two of her runs so far most recently in the Group 3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) at Rosehill on last year’s Golden Slipper Day, Flying Snitzel was last seen running a credible first-up fifth to Bennetta in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) on February 16.

Originally Ryan accepted her to run second-up in the Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) last Saturday however she was a late scratching saved for the Kewney instead.

While Snitzel progeny are known for being good wet trackers, Flying Snitzel is an exception and was withdrawn from the race in Sydney because of the rain with Ryan opting to travel to Melbourne to get a firmer track.

“Some of them handle it, some of them don’t,” Ryan said of Snitzel’s offspring.

“We’ll go to Melbourne. I think she will be suited by Flemington.”

It will certainly be a tough assignment this weekend for the youngster as she will come up against the Bart Cummings-trained Norzita who resumed at the Valley last month with a win in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes.

Norzita had Flying Snitzel’s measure in the spring when winning the Flight Stakes over the Randwick mile in October, Cummings’ incredible 265th Group 1 triumph, a race Flying Snitzel could only manage to finish 6.5 lengths away sixth in.

While Norzita has been confirmed for a return to the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 23 and the $400,000 Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) on April 6, exactly where Flying Snitzel will go will be guided by her run on Saturday.

Ryan is confident she will be able to step up in distance however despite her sire Snitzel’s sole run over 1400m being his fourth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes in his swansong race in April of 2006.

“It all boils down to the horse,” he said.

To get behind your favourites at Flemington this weekend and access the best futures betting markets for all the upcoming Group 1’s in both Sydney and Melbourne make sure you open an account with bookmaker.com.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Australia Stakes Field &#...

2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guinea...

2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results: Aim Wins As Isotope Loses Rider

It was a shock result in the 2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas with the Peter...

2021 Magic Millions 2YO Classi...

2021 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner: Shaquero for Waller

Trainer Chris Waller celebrated his first success in the 2021 Magic Millions...

Greysful Glamour Wins Villiers...

Greysful Glamour Wins Villiers Stakes and 2021 Doncaster Mile Ballot Exemption

Mark Newnham and jockey Rachel King celebrated back-to-back wins in the Group...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Race Results

Group 2 Australia Stakes Winner: Streets Of Avalon To Defend Futurity Stakes Title

2021 Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Results: Aim Wins As Isotope Loses Rider

2021 Magic Millions 2YO Classic Winner: Shaquero for Waller

Greysful Glamour Wins Villiers Stakes and 2021 Doncaster Mile Ballot Exemption

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Race Previews

2021 Australia Stakes Field & Betting Update: Viridine Odds-On Favourite of Six

2021 Australian Cup Nominations Feature Past Champions

2021 Newmarket Handicap Nominations: Bivouac Back to Defend Title

Ole Kirk Heads 2021 Australian Guineas Nominations

2021 Magic Millions Cup Field & Betting: Favourite Yao Dash Draws Barrier 1

Fields & Form

2021 Australia Stakes Field & Betting Update: Viridine Odds-On Favourite of Six

2021 Australian Cup Nominations Feature Past Champions

2021 Newmarket Handicap Nominations: Bivouac Back to Defend Title

Ole Kirk Heads 2021 Australian Guineas Nominations

2021 Magic Millions Cup Field & Betting: Favourite Yao Dash Draws Barrier 1