First for second crop Snitzel

Saramenha was on her best behaviour when she scored a six length victory at Rosehill on Saturday.  The Gerald Ryan trained filly stalked the leader Clapton and then spaced her rivals in the Kidney Health Week Hcp.

Saramenha (2f Snitzel – Speedy Topaze by Woodman) had blown the start on debut when midfield behind Satin Shoes at Randwick a fortnight ago.  “I don’t know what was wrong with her the other day but she was upset behind the gates,” apprentice Nathan Berry claimed.  “She went straight in today and showed plenty of speed.  She put them away in two strides.”

The Rosehill winner is the first winner from Snitzel’s second crop conceived at Arrowfield Stud.  There are 17 winners from his initial southern crop including G2 STC Silver Slipper winner Chance Bye.  Snitzel also has 7 juvenile winners this year from a one-off reverse shuttle to Shadai Stud in 2007.

Saramenha is a half-sister to six winners including G3 Singapore Stewards Cup winner In Bloom (Brocco).  Their dam is a half-sister to G1 French 2000 Guineas winner Fast Topaze (Far North).

Saramenha was purchased by Darby Bloodstock for $70,000 at the 2010 Inglis Premier yearling sale from Bellerive Stud.  Trainer Gerald Ryan will keep Saramenha in work for at least one more outing before calling a halt on her first campaign.