Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) three-quarter brother to Group One-winning sprinter Snitzerland set the ring alight on Day Three of a record-breaking Inglis Premier Yearling Sale yesterday, selling for $625,000 to Sun Stud.
The second highest-priced yearling of the sale, the Rosemont Stud-consigned Snitzel colt is the second foal out of Consistency (All Bar None), a half-sister to Group Three winner and Group One-placed Nina Haraka (Fraar) as well as Monte Rosa (Fraar), the dam of Lightning Stakes (Gr 1, 1000m) winner Snitzerland (Snitzel) and Aurie’s Star (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Sooboog (Snitzel).
The second highest-priced horse of the sale, the Rosemont Stud-consigned Snitzel colt is the second foal out of Consistency (All Bar None), a half-sister to Nina Haraka as well as Monte Rosa (Fraar), the dam of VRC Lightning Stakes (Gr 1, 1000m) winner Snitzerland (Snitzel) and Aurie’s Star (Gr 3, 1200m) winner Sooboog (Snitzel).
Another half-sister, Tennessee Royal (Royal Academy), is the dam of Listed winner Pergram (General Nediym), while Nina Haraka has produced Listed winner and Group One-placed Extension of Time (Dash For Cash) and stakes-placed Levi’s Choice (Galileo).
Catalogued as Lot 425, the colt is the second foal out of Consistency, whose first foal, a three-year-old gelding by Wanted (Fastnet Rock), is unraced.
The colt is the second most expensive horse sold at the Premier yearling Sale this year following Monday’s record-breaking I Am Invincible half-brother to Group One winner The Quarterback (Street Boss), which sold to trainer Ciaron Maher for $1,400,000 from the Gilgai Farm draft.
Sun Bloodstock’s David O’Callaghan told ANZ Bloodstock News progeny by the colt’s sire Snitzel, who is on track to break the record for the most two-year-old winners in a season this year, was high on their wish list.
“I think he’s very good looking and he is by the right stallion and from a very fast family. We will try and make him into a stallion, the same as the rest (of our yearling colts),” O’Callaghan said.
“He is a really good looking Snitzel colt and they are going to make good money no matter where you go, so (more than $600,000) was our expectation of what we’d have to pay.
“We only came here really to buy two colts and we got those.”
A trainer for the colt has not been decided.
Rosemont Stud’s Anthony Mithen said the colt, who was bred by Palya Bloodstock, had impressed observers with the way he had handled a long week at Oaklands Junction.
“He’s a three-quarter brother to Snitzerland, so what’s a colt like that worth if he’s a stakes winner at two? He looks fast, early, and he ticks all those boxes the stallion market looks for,” Mithen told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“He was a horse who just kept on improving, not only throughout the preparation but also throughout the week (at the sales complex).
“Our team are really proud of the job the horse as done. Every time someone came for a second and third look at him, they were telling me he had improved again.
“That’s a legacy of hopefully preparing them correctly and it is a big week for them, they have to be able to (cope with that). Hopefully that points to Sun Stud having a real athlete who is going to be durable and win a lot of races.”
Sun Bloodstock, the racing arm of Sun Stud, were also active on Day Two when they secured a Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) colt for $520,000 and a filly by Snitzel for $165,000.
Snitzel was the third leading sire (three or more sold) by aggregate and second by average, with ten yearlings selling for $2,970,000 at an average of $297,000.