2014 Royal Ascot Aim for Snitzerland

July 15, 2013

2014 Royal Ascot Aim for Snitzerland

After a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival assault targeting the sprint majors at home down under, connections of the Gerald Ryan-trained filly Snitzerland are eyeing an international campaign for her with Royal Ascot 2014 on the horizon.

A $1.5 million earning daughter of Snitzel, rising four-year-old Snitzerland boasts an outstanding record with seven wins from her 14 starts to date but is yet to salute at elite level.

She’s had five Group 1 assignments, including her second to super colt Pierro is last year’s Golden Slipper, with owners still waiting for the top prize.

During her latest prep Snitzerland enjoyed a first-up win in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) beating home Decision Time by three lengths before her second to Bel Sprinter in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) in March.

Things went amiss at the end of April however when she failed to finish in the money crossing seventh to Platelet in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide.

Ryan is confident she will bounce back this coming spring campaign however with Snitzerland back in his stables this week.

She’s likely to target the Melbourne short-distance features including the $1 million Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday October 25.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival’s $1 million Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day, Saturday November 9, is also on the cards.

Her other connections are looking further ahead with part-owner Neil Werrett, of Black Caviar fame, suggesting she could be Royal Ascot bound during our winter next year.

“She will only have two starts in the spring from four races we have picked out,” Ryan explained.

“They are the (Group 2) McEwen Stakes (at Moonee Valley on September 14), the (Group 2) Schillaci (Stakes at Caulfield on September 21) the Manikato and what was the Patinack.

“Then she will come back for the Lightning Stakes in the autumn.

“That’s the race we have targeted and if she can get a Group One Neil would like to think about Royal Ascot.”

Royal Ascot proved a happy hunting ground for Werrett last year with the since retired Queen of the Turf Black Caviar travelling over to score the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1207m) in the most nerve-wracking of her total 25 career wins.

The $500,000 Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) meanwhile runs at Flemington during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in mid-February and is renamed now in honour of three-time winner Black Caviar.

As for how she’s come through her spell Ryan, having visited her in pre-training, said she was doing well putting on some condition and strengthening up ahead of her return.

“She has really grown and put on weight,” he said.

“She has always been pretty small but she looks to have strengthened up a lot so it all looks good.”

To follow Snitzerland throughout her coming preparations stay tuned to Races.com.au.au.

Then to back her next race at the best prices make sure you’ve got an account open at bookmaker.com.au where you’ll find Australia’s premier range of Fixed Win horse racing odds for both the local and international showdowns.

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

The Everest Horses Face Off in...

Verry Elleegant Heads 2021 Geo...

Verry Elleegant Heads 2021 George Main Stakes Field & Odds

Chris Waller’s brilliant mare Verry Elleegant has firmed into odds-on...

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes ...

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Betting Update

The quinella out of the Group 1 Memsie Stakes – Behemoth and Beau Rossa – face...

The Metropolitan Hopefuls Head...

The Metropolitan Hopefuls Head 2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Field & Odds

A field of 15 spring stayers do battle in the 2021 Newcastle Gold Cup on...

2021 Run to the Rose Results: ...

2021 Run to the Rose Results: Winner Anamoe Firms in Golden Rose Stakes Betting

Godolphin’s success in the Run to the Rose continued at Kembla Grange on...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Feehan Stakes Results: Wi...

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Results...

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Results: Think It Over Wins In Photo Finish

Kerry Parker’s George Ryder winner Think It Over was excellent at Royal...

Tramway Stakes 2021 Winner Zaa...

Tramway Stakes 2021 Winner Zaaki Kicks Off Cox Plate Campaign In Style

The sky is the limit for Annabel Neasham’s returning star Zaaki who picked up...

Flight Stakes Odds Firm on 202...

Flight Stakes Odds Firm on 2021 Furious Stakes Winner Jamaea

The Robert & Luke Price-trained Jamaea atoned for her luckless first-up...

Nature Strip Wins 2021 Concord...

Nature Strip Wins 2021 Concorde Stakes Ahead of Third The Everest Tilt

Chris Waller’s outstanding sprinter Nature Strip ran the ideal race fresh...

Race Results

2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Incentivise Firms in Turnbull Stakes Betting

2021 Run to the Rose Results: Winner Anamoe Firms in Golden Rose Stakes Betting

Entriviere Enters Invitation Calculations with Sheraco Stakes Win

2021 Feehan Stakes Results: Winner Superstorm Firms in Cox Plate Betting

2021 Chelmsford Stakes Results: Think It Over Wins In Photo Finish

Race Previews

The Everest Horses Face Off in 2021 The Shorts Field & Betting Markets

Verry Elleegant Heads 2021 George Main Stakes Field & Odds

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Betting Update

The Metropolitan Hopefuls Head 2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Field & Odds

Incentivise Heads 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Field & Odds

Fields & Form

The Everest Horses Face Off in 2021 The Shorts Field & Betting Markets

Verry Elleegant Heads 2021 George Main Stakes Field & Odds

2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Field & Betting Update

The Metropolitan Hopefuls Head 2021 Newcastle Gold Cup Field & Odds

Incentivise Heads 2021 Makybe Diva Stakes Field & Odds