Snitzel colt slated for Brisbane after maiden win
Breednet - Wednesday March 13
After tackling a couple of the stronger two-year-old races this season, Snitzel colt Cardiff broke the duck on Wednesday and is slated for a trip to Brisbane.

Cardiff as a yearlingCardiff had made his debut back in November in a small but select four horse field which saw Tassort announce himself as a top-class contender, before going for a break and being run down in the final strides of his return in early February.

He took on the Gr.2 Silver Slipper Stakes at his latest run where he couldn't sustain the effort after leading but on Wednesday appreciated some quieter tactics and finished too strongly to beat Garrison (I Am Invincible x Unassailed) and Heart Breaker (I Am Invincible x Belle Couture).

"I suggested if he won today we'd give him a bit of a breather," said trainer Gerald Ryan.

"There's a Group three race and listed race in Brisbane late April, early May. We might aim him towards that."

"I didn't ride him for speed. He came back to me and was strong on the line," said rider Michael Walker.

"He's still green. As long as he does things right, I think he can run a mile."

Cardiff is the fourth foal and third winner for Listed winner Cariad (by Sequalo), a half-sister to South African stakes winner Polished Steel.

He was a $460,000 purchase by Blue Sky Thoroughbreds at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale from the draft of Arawata Bloodstock, before making $600,000 at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale to the bid of Anthony Freedman Racing when offered by Aquis Farm.

Cariad has had a yearling and weanling by Not A Single Doubt since and was served last year by Invader.


Snitzel in upcoming sales:
Pluck @ Vinery Mdn Hcp 1000m
Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 0:57.92
1
0.5
Cardiff
T: G A Ryan J: M J Walker 58
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Cariad (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Aquis Farm, Wonglepong, Qld
B: Anthony Freedman Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $460,000
V:Arawata Bloodstock Traveston Qld
B: Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
2
0.5
Garrison
T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy 58
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Unassailed (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
3
1.8
Heart Breaker
T: P and P Snowden J: B Shinn 58
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Belle Couture (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
4
1.9
Grand Piano
T: John Thompson J: Billy Owen 55.5
2c Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x African Piano (JPN) (Deep Impact (JPN))
MM National Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Dermot Farrington
5
3.9
Escondido
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 58
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Dances On Waves (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Waller Racing / G Mulcaster
6
4.0
Cock Match
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: S Clipperton 58
2c Zoffany (IRE) x Danish Dollar (AUS) (King Of Danes (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $72,500
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Colm Santry Bloodstock Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $16,000
V:Lincoln Farm Blandford NSW
B: Bhima Thoroughbreds
7
4.4
Enforcement
T: P and P Snowden J: J B McDonald 58
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Express Power (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $360,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Farm / WinStar Farm
8
6.9
Nuclear Summit
T: G W Moore J: B Avdulla 57.5
2c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Limealicious (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $150,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: James Moore Racing
9
9.4
Momentum Glory
T: David Payne J: G Schofield 58
2g Olympic Glory (IRE) x Angel's Breath (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $62,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Payne Racing
10
10.7
Wicked Willy
T: Richard Litt J: R Dolan 54.5
2c Dream Ahead (USA) x Diamantina Dior (AUS) (Oasis Dream (GB))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $28,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: Litt Racing
11
15.2
Donandkim
T: G R Nickson J: J Innes Jnr 57.5
2g Smart Missile (AUS) x Negotiate (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Glenn & Viive Williams