Snitzel's Spending To Win Sparkles in Starlight Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday November 30

The six-year-old Snitzel gelding Spending To Win earned a maiden stakes win when leading all the way in Saturday’s Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill, which would have been welcomed at Willow Park Stud, who will consign his half-sister by the Golden Slipper winner Capitalist at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January.

With Tim Clark in the saddle, Spending To Win led at every call to defeat Glenall (Redoute’s Choice) by a long-head with the favourite Handle The Truth (Star Witness) another length away in third.Spending To Win hangs on - image Steve Hart

"It wasn't the plan (to lead)," co-trainer Peter Snowden told AAP.

"He is the sort of horse, especially fresh, he always over-races and can leave himself short so I was kicking stones.

"When he kicked on the corner I said, 'he's going to give this a good shake' because he had three trials going into it.

"We normally only give him one or two but there were no suitable races for him so I gave him a good platform to work from.

"That was full of courage there today. He probably ran out of gas the last 50 or 100 metres but he did enough to win."

Carrying the familiar colours of Trevor Stuckey and Penny Yan-Stuckey, Spending To Win advanced his record to 5 wins, 8 seconds and 5 thirds from 29 starts with earnings of $458,300.

Purchased by Snowden Racing for $300,000 out of the Widden Stud draft at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Spending To Win is the best of two winners out of Invincible Spirit’s Group II Flying Childers Stakes winner Madame Trop Vite (IRE).Spending To Win a $300,000 yearling

Madame Trop Vite (IRE) has a 2yo Not A Single Doubt colt who was purchased by Beamish Bloodstock for $150,000 at this year’s Magic Millions.

Following her Gold Coast bound yearling filly from the first crop of Capitalist, Madame Trop Vite (IRE) foaled another filly by the Golden Slipper winner on October 9.

Spending To Win becomes the 93rd stakes-winner for Arrowfield Stud’s champion stallion Snitzel who has 57 lots catalogued for the Magic Millions.









Race Result - Drinkwise Starlight Stakes LR 1100m

Rosehill Track: Good(4) Time: 1:04.20
Spending To Win
T: P & P Snowden J: Tim Clark 53.5
6g Snitzel (AUS) x Madame Trop Vite (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Inglis 2017 November Monthly Online Sale $16,000
V:On Account of Owners
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J Parr 57
6g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Our Quivira (NZ) (Spinning World (USA))
Handle The Truth
T: K R Dryden J: N Rawiller 55
4g Star Witness (AUS) x Assertively (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
Star Witness
T: Joseph Pride J: Rachel King 53
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Mirror Mirror (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Qiji Express
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: B Avdulla 53.5
4g Shamexpress (NZ) x Miss Krisdel (NZ) (Spectatorial (AUS))
Passage Of Time
T: Joseph Pride J: G Schofield 58.5
6g Northern Meteor (AUS) x Crystal Gauntlet (AUS) (Marscay (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
7g Commands (AUS) x Jerezana (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Bon Amis
T: J C Deamer J: Ms S Clenton 59
6g Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Morethan Leicya (AUS) (Nothin' Leica Dane (AUS))
Special Missile
T: R & M Freedman J: J Bowman 56.5
6g Smart Missile (AUS) x Quiet Meadow (USA) (El Prado (IRE))
T: Brad Widdup J: C Reith 55
4h Snitzel (AUS) x Tallow (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: A J Cummings J: Tommy Berry 54
4h High Chaparral (IRE) x Fuwa (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: G A Ryan J: J Ford 53
5g Foxwedge (AUS) x Dushanbe (AUS) (Secret Savings (USA))
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