Best On Breeding

Mark Smith - Friday June 24

Time may have run out for Snitzel to catch Rebel Dane for Champion 2yo Sire honours; however, the champion Arrowfield Stud stallion has plenty riding on the result of Saturday's Listed Tattersall's Life Members Stakes at Eagle Farm.

Snitzel is running neck and neck with the champion sire elect, I Am Invincible, for the number of stakes winners with seventeen apiece, while I Am Invincible currently leads Snitzel five to four for individual 2yo stakes winners.

The Michael Freedman-trained Snitzel filly Resistible takes the quantum leap from a Newcastle maiden to the Listed  Tattersall's Life Members Stakes.

A $270,000 buy for Ferguson Bloodstock from the Baramul Stud draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Resistible is the tenth foal of the unraced Rebel Sister.

A daughter of Falbrav (IRE), Rebel Sister's pedigree page is barely recognizable from that which saw her sell for $17,000 at the 2009 National Broodmare Sale.

Much of that is due to Rebel Sister herself, who headed to Western Australia after her purchase by Impressive Racing.

Her first foal Rebel Son (Snippetson), was a 3-time stakes-winner of over $540,000.

Third foal Rebel King (Universal Ruler) banked over $912,000 with 12 wins and was a 4-time stakes-winner.  

Rebel King's brother Rebel Knight was a stakes-placed winner of three races.

When Rebel Sister graced the Magic Millions sales ring for the second time nine years later, it took a bid of $300,000 for Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud to take her home.

Rebel Sister had been at stud for 10 years when purchased by Baramul Stud

While Rebel Sister had more than played her part, her five years younger half-brother Black Heart Bart put the cherry on top when moving from the west to carve up the best sprinters in the land.

The hugely popular son of Blackfriars retired with prizemoney of over $4.8million from 17 wins, 15 stakes, and six Group Ones.

This is a pedigree that goes deep. Rebel Sister's talented dam Sister Theresa (At-Talaq) is a half-sister to Group 1 NZ Oaks and Group 1 Ansett Australia (Vinery Stud Stakes) winner Savannah Success (Success Express), the dam of WS Cox Plate and AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner Savabeel, now one of New Zealand's greatest-ever stallions.

Sister Theresa and Savannah Success are daughters of the Group III AJC Adrian Knox Stakes winner Alma Mater (Semipalatinsk), whose great-granddam Hildegarde (Better Boy) is a sister to two of the greats of the 1960's Craftsman and Shorengo.

Craftsman won two Australian Cups, Victoria Derby and Turnbull Stakes, while Shorengo won three consecutive runnings of the MVRC J.F. Feehan Handicap (1968-69-70).

There is plenty for Baramul to look forward to as Rebel Sister has a yearling sister and weanling brother to Resistible and was covered by Zoustar last spring. 

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