Snitzel's Perast Burst Back To Form at Doomben
Mark Smith - Saturday May 12

Winner of the Caulfield Guineas Prelude and fifth in the Caulfield Guineas last spring, Perast burst back to that form to capture Saturday's Listed Queensland Day Handicap (1350m) at Doomben.

The 3yo son of Snitzel led at every call under Tim Clark to hold the challenge of Marsupial (Street Cry) by one and a quarter lengths with Mishani Bullitt (Show a Heart) the same distance back in third.

Perast is trained at Newcastle by Paul Perry who is rarely without a winner at the Sydney and Melbourne carnivals but rarely travels to Brisbane.


"I think the last time I was here was when Newport won the Brisbane Cup (2007). I only bring them up here if I think they are good enough," Perry told AAP

"This bloke ran a good race to win a Caulfield Guineas Prelude last spring and then he was fifth in the Caulfield Guineas. I think at set weights he probably had something on today's field.

"There are plenty of races here for him and a race like the (Group II) Queensland Guineas looks ideal. But we will have to look for a programme to get there."

Bred by G S A Bloodstock, Perast advances his overall record to 3 wins and 2 thirds from 13 starts with earnings of $303,383.

Carrying the colours of Frank Cook, Perast (pictured as a yearling) was a $100,000 purchase by his trainer from the Maluka Thoroughbreds draft at the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

He is the seventh foal of Zabeel's Listed SAJC St Leger winner Thousand Veils.

A daughter of the Group III placed Success Express mare Forever Dancing, Thousand Veils missed to High Chaparral in 2014 and to Smart Missile in 2015.

Sadly,  Thousand Veils died in January. Her final foal is a weanling colt by Smart Missile.


Suez Queensland Day Stakes LR 1350m
Doomben Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:19.18
1
1.3
Perast
T: P M Perry J: Tim Clark 57
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Thousand Veils (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Euroa
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd $100,000
2
1.3
Marsupial
T: James Cummings J: J Byrne 57
3g Street Cry (IRE) x Koala Bear (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
3
2.6
Mishani Bullitt
T: Chris Anderson J: B El-Issa 57
3c Show A Heart (AUS) x Scarlet Tanager (AUS) (Red Dazzler (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Mishani Enterprises Pty Ltd Beaudesert Qld
B: MC Enterprises $75,000
4
2.8
Oneness
T: M T Eggleston J: M McGillivray 57
3g Onemorenomore (AUS) x Cleo's Raine (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
5
4.0
Skate To Paris
T: Chris Munce J: Ron Stewart 55
3f Bradbury's Luck (AUS) x Paris Blu (AUS) (Murphy's Blu Boy (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Wyalla Thoroughbreds Darling Downs Qld
B: Munce Racing $10,000
6
4.8
Snitz
T: M J Dunn J: J Lloyd 57
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Tickle My (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $140,000
V:Victorian Bloodstock Mornington Vic
B: Jim Kennedy $140,000
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Basinghall Farm, Nagambie
B: Inglis As Agent $75,000
7
5.0
Cruze
T: B J Lockwood J: B Pengelly 57
3g Pierro (AUS) x Alessandra (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Storm Creek $50,000
8
5.3
Femme Fireball
T: R L Heathcote J: D J Browne 55
3f Pierro (AUS) x Subtitle (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Round 2 P/L $50,000
9
5.4
Saxton Rock
T: M J Dunn J: G Schofield 57
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Rockin Babe (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Luskin Park Luskintyre NSW
B: Neil Jenkinson $150,000
10
5.6
Warranty
T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy 55
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Factor Of Safety (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $510,000
V:Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic
B: James Harron Bloodstock $510,000
11
7.8
Love And Rock It
T: R L Heathcote J: M Zahra 57
3g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Sahifa (AUS) (Lion Hunter (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Grandview Peak Crossing Qld
B: Paul Willetts/First Light Racing/Rob Heathcote $25,000
12
10.6
The Ice Knight
T: N W Tiley J: C W Brown 57
3g Iffraaj (GB) x Ticklish (NZ) (Maroof (USA))