Snitzel's Mr Mozart Makes Winning Debut

Mark Smith - Wednesday March 3

The two-year-old Snitzel colt Mr Mozart has still plenty to learn and a bit of filling out to do; however, there is no denying his talent.

Ridden by Tommy Berry for Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, Mr Mozart made a winning career debut at Warwick Farm over 11000m on Wednesday.  There was no fluke about it. Caught wide the trip from his outside barrier and the widest on the home turn, the flashy son of Snitzel kept up a strong gallop in the straight for an impressive debut.

Mr Mozart defeated the $750,000 I Am Invincible filly Amen Corner by a length with a half-neck back to the $220,000 Not a Dingle Doubt filly Vaccine in third.

A homebred for the group that raced his talented dam Euro Angel, Mr Mozart hold entries for the Golden Slipper and ATC Sires' Produce Stakes. However, Michael Hawkes said those race might come up too soon.

"Credit to Tommy. He drew a bit awkward, and he wanted to get racing, so Tommy had to take him back and get him balanced," Michael Hawkes said.

"He is still learning and is a baby, but he has got a lot of heart and he has a lot of ability.

"Those sought of races (the Slipper and Sires' Produce) are always there for him but today was just about giving him a good experience and that's what he has had.

"He is a lovely, flashy horse who will be better at three. But he is here right now and having a go."

Mr Mozart is the first foal of Euro Angel. A daughter of Rip Van Winkle, Euro Angel was trained by Team Hawkes to win the Group III

MRC Ladies Day Vase and split In Her Time and Daysee Doom in the Group II Millie Fox Stakes at Rosehill.

 Bred by Windsor Park Stud, Euro Angel was the third yearling purchase by Team Hawkes out of the imported Polish Precedent mare Polish Princess (GB).

The first was the talented Polish Knight (Encosta de Lago), a $420,000 buy that won the Group II ATC Tulloch Stakes and was runner-up in the Group 1 ATC Derby.


The second was the tough-as-teak Zabeel gelding Leebaz a four-time Group winning millionaire that came at a cost of $460,000 at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling sale. 

Herself a $200,000 purchase at the 2014 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling sale, Euro Angel is the fifth foal Polish Princess, purchased by Windsor Park for 75,000 guineas out of the Meon Valley Stud draft at the 2004 Tattersalls October Yearling sale.

Polish Princess (GB) did her racing in New Zealand, where she was a Listed stakes-winner in a career of four wins and six placings from 11 starts and she placed in the Group 1 ARC Champions Mile.

A granddaughter of Meon Valley Stud's Broodmare Of The Year, Reprocolor, Polish Princess died in 2018.

Euro Angel has a yearling sister to Mr Mozart and was covered by Pierro last spring.


Race Result - Vinery Stud Hcp 1100m

Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:04.15
Mr Mozart
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 56.5
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Euro Angel (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle (IRE))
Amen Corner
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 54.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Augusta Proud (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $750,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: Stonestreet Stables
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: J R Collett 54.5
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x A Brilliant Idea (USA) (Afleet Alex (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Highgrove Stud, Darling Downs, Qld
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
T: P & P Snowden J: A Adkins 54.5
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Ichihara (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
T: David Payne J: K S Latham 56.5
2g Shalaa (IRE) x Angasi (AUS) (Street Boss (USA))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $160,000
V:Glenvale Park, Glenning Valley
B: Aramco Racing Pty Limited
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $155,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: Breeze Up Bloodstock
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 56.5
2c Astern (AUS) x Lobola (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Trinity Missile
T: Ms K Waugh J: J B Mc Donald 58
2g Super One (AUS) x Trinity Bay (AUS) (Smart Missile (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Kim Waugh Racing Stables
T: J A O'Shea J: T Marquand 55.5
2f Sebring (AUS) x The Messina Nymph (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Corumbene Stud
Cap Estel
T: A J Cummings J: Regan Bayliss 54.5
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Our Drahma Queen (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $220,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: A Cummings
Single Touch
T: G Portelli J: Ms K O'Hara 56.5
2c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Touched In Flight (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Willow Park Stud, Scone
B: Portelli Racing
Monte Drifter
T: R & L Price J: S Clipperton 56
2c Capitalist (AUS) x Belhamage (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $210,000
V:Blake Ryan Racing, Sydney
B: Roughwood Park
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow
B: Breeze Up Bloodstock
MM National Weanling Sale $100,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Burradoo NSW
B: Suman Hedge Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: M A Bell J: P Romeo 56.5
2c Astern (AUS) x Fondle (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Highway Session $7,500
V:Fernrigg Farm, Denman
B: Peregrine Bloodstock / Mick Bell Racing
Golden River Gift
T: W A Hudd J: Jean Van Overmeire 55
2c Sooboog (AUS) x Inis Rose (AUS) (O'Reilly (NZ))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $13,000
V:Highlands Racing & Bloodstock, Robertson
B: D Todkill
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