Snippetson filly steps up at Cranbourne

Widden Stud sire Snippetson was represented by his third winner when Nosteppins scored a comfortable victory in the Take A TAB Sunday Big 6 Maiden (1200m) at Cranbourne on Sunday.

Nosteppins (2f Snippetson – Grandline by Grand Lodge) was purchased for just $13,000 at the Magic Millions National HIT Sale in October.  Trainer John White bought her from the Holbrook Thoroughbreds draft for owner Brad McPherson.

“She’s a very professional little filly,” White said.  “I liked the pedigree – her second-dam was a half to Burst.  She really looked like a runner and suited our budget.”

Snippetson (Snippets) was a $550,000 graduate of the 2003 Gold Coast Magic Millions when offered by Stratheden Stud.  He was a Listed winner of the Eskimo Prince Hcp and Maurice McCarten St and was also runner-up in the G2 Challenge Stakes and G3 Missile Stakes.

He is one of five stakes performers from Polish Precedent mare Snowdrift.  Her G1 The Galaxy winner Snowland heads the list and she is also the dam of G2 Surround Stakes winner Portillo.

Snowland retired to Widden in 2003 and sired G1 winner Absolut Glam in his first crop but a low fertility cut short his commercial prospects.  Snippetson has no problems on that count.  His fertility averages 88% and there are 112 foals from his first crop.

Snippetson stands for a $9,900 fee at Widden and he was quoted at $11 by for the Australian 2009-10 first-season premiership in the winners category.

His first winner was the David Payne prepared filly Remarkable Girl who won on debut at Kembla Grange on November 21.  His second arrived on December 5 when the Stuart Gower trained gelding Bit of a Dude scored at Morphettville.

Snippetson has 19 yearlings second-crop yearlings catalogued for this week’s Gold Coast Magic Millions.