September 25, 2021
John Messara said it: The best is yet to come for Snitzel.
A Group 1 double within 24 hours by Wild Ruler & In The Congo has decisively proved him right.
The four-time Champion Sire had already stamped his dominance on Australia’s early-season racing before the weekend.
Group wins by Bruckner, In The Congo, Four Moves Ahead & Splintex and Mr Mozart’s Listed success had returned him to the head of the General & 3YO stallion premierships, and Mr Mozart very nearly won the Bill Stutt S. G2 in the third race on Friday evening’s card at The Valley.
Then Snitzel’s smashing, multiple Group-winning son Wild Ruler took the stage in the $1 million A. J. Moir S. 1000m G1 and delivered a thrilling victory for the Snowden stable and a high-profile ownership group led by Newgate Farm, China Horse Club & Winstar Farm.
Jockey Daniel Moor said, “He’s one of the most professional sprinters I’ve ever ridden…everything I asked him to do, he’s just the ultimate professional and he’s got a really good turn of foot.”