Snitzel's Wild Ruler Captures the Heritage Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday September 26

Backed to the exclusion of all others, the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Wild Ruler had his fans on good terms a long way from home in Saturday’s Listed Schweppes Heritage Stakes (1100m).

Wild Ruler holds off Destination (Steve Hart)

Given a sweet ride by James McDonald, the son of Snitzel made a successful seasonal debut having not raced since finishing midfield in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate at Eagle Farm on June 6, which was won by Rothfire.

Wild Ruler tracked the $1.7 million Exceed And Excel colt Osamu in to the straight before taking control at the 200 metres to hold the challenge of the late finishing Destination (Exceed And Excel) by a neck with a further one and a half lengths back to Forbidden Love (All Too Hard) who edged Osamu for third.

“He’s probably not furnished just yet physically but his mental state is starting to come together,” Paul Snowden said.

“Just to see him relax as well as he does, he’s got a good kick in the locker when needed.

“We will probably keep him to the shorter trips, there is the Roman Consul in a couple of weeks so that will be a good guide to which races we head to down south.”

Purchased by China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar for $525,000 out of the Kia Ora Stud draft at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Wild Ruler made an exciting career debut when winning the $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Randwick back in December last year.

Third in the Group II Champagne Classic at Eagle Farm, the 3yo son of Snitzel advances his record to 2 wins a second and a third with earnings of $421,525

Wild Ruler was a $525,000 Easter Yearling

Wild Ruler is the third foal and second winner out of the smart racemare Gypsy Robin (USA) whose second foal Uluru (Fastnet Rock).

Her first foal Caravan, a sister to Wild Ruler, placed in three of her four starts after being purchased at the Inglis July Monthly Online Sale for $35,000.

An imported daughter of the Awesome Again stallion Daaher, Gypsy Robin (USA) won six races from 12 starts in the States including a pair of Grade II Stakes and was runner-up in the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga.

Gypsy Robin (USA) has a yearling filly by American Pharoah (USA) and is due to foal to the Triple Crown hero again.

Wild Ruler is one of 104 stakes-winners for 4-time Champion Australian stallion Snitzel.  


Race Result - Heritage Stakes LR 1100m

Rosehill Track: Good(3) Time: 1:03.55
Wild Ruler
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 58
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Gypsy Robin (USA) (Daaher (CAN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Kia Ora Stud, Scone
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 56
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Heaven (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
Forbidden Love
T: R & M Freedman J: Tommy Berry 54
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Juliet's Princess (USA) (More Than Ready (USA))
All Too Hard
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Richard Freedman
T: C J Waller J: Tim Clark 56
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Written Dash (AUS) (Written Tycoon (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,700,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: Aquis Farm Pty Ltd
T: Mark Newnham J: J Parr 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Acquired (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
T: David Payne J: J R Collett 56
3g Ad Valorem (USA) x Viscondesa (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $7,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
T: J W Richards J: K Mc Evoy 54
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Gypsy Chimes (USA) (Snow Ridge (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Cambridge Stud
Rocketing By
T: David Pfieffer J: R Dolan 56
3c So You Think (NZ) x Across The Moon (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: David Pfieffer Racing / Ferguson Bloodstock
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: B Avdulla 56
3c Snitzel (AUS) x World Joy (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
Return With Honour
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: N Rawiller 56
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Irish Nova (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $520,000
V:Rosemont Stud Gnarwarre Vic
B: Blandford Bloodstock
T: J G Sargent J: J Byrne 56
3g Bull Point (AUS) x Countess Delago (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Kingstar Farm, Denman
B: John Sargent Racing / DGR Thoroughbred Services
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