Snitzel celebrates intestate double

Brilliant fillies Zelsnitz and Saramenha celebrated an interstate double for Arrowfield Stud sire Snitzel on Saturday.

Zelsnitz won the Listed Twilight Glow Stakes on Sandown’s Hillside course and 20 minutes later Saramenha cruised home at Rosehill.

Zelsnitz (3f Snitzel – Eishin Maysville by Jade Hunter) sent her value soaring with the addition of black-type yesterday.  Her dam is a winning half sister to Coolmore Stud’s Group 1 stallion Holy Roman Emperor.

“She’s really come along in leaps and bounds but is still very new,” winning trainer Peter Moody said.  “Getting a stakes win was very important and we might look for more black-type at the autumn carnival in Sydney.”

Kitchwin Hills offered Zelsnitz at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale on behalf of owner-breeder Carl Holt but she came up short of a $100,000 reserve.

Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is equally impressed with his Snitzel filly Saramenha at Rosehill.  She had won by six lengths on debut a fortnight ago and fronted up with a four length victory yesterday.

“She was a bit revvy early on but settles a lot better now,” Ryan said.  “She will have another run next week and that should just about qualify her for the Golden Slipper.”

Saramenha (2f Snitzel – Speedy Topaze by Woodman) 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).

She was purchased by Darby Bloodstock for $70,000 at the 2010 Inglis Premier yearling sale from Bellerive Stud.  

Saramenha is the first winner from Snitzel’s second crop conceived at Arrowfield Stud.  There are 19 winners from his initial southern crop including G2 STC Silver Slipper winner Chance Bye.  

Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) also has 9 juvenile winners this year from a one-off reverse shuttle to Shadai Stud in 2007.  He stands at Arrowfield for a $27,500 service fee.