More to Come from Stakes-Winner Sold by Three Bridges
Snitzel colt Snitzepeg might have surprised when winning a Listed race at Flemington two weeks ago, but proved that was no fluke when repeating the effort to win the Listed MRC Gothic Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
One of the best to begin, Snitzepeg sat outside the leader Lord Sundowner and the two had the race to themselves over the final two furlongs with Snitzepeg edging clear under Craig Williams to win the 1400 metre contest by half a length.
"He's a very tough horse," said his trainer Darren Weir.
"He's trained on very well from last start.
"It's hard to get horses in the order he was in today, he was super fit and had the race run to suit."
The Group III VRC Carbine Club Stakes and Group II MRC Sandown Guineas are now on the radar for the promising colt.
"He's going to follow a similar path to (2015 Gothic winner) Mahuta and he looks to be on track so far.
"I don't think the mile will be a problem because he looked to be under a bit of pressure straightening but was holding them on the line.”
A $260,000 purchase by John Foote Bloodstock from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft at the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Snitzepeg has the overall record of three wins and two seconds from 10 starts with earnings in excess of $200,000.
A half-brother to Group III ATC Ming Dynasty Stakes winner Metallic Crown, Snitzepeg is the fifth winner from six foals out of the winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare Pegasus Queen, who hails from the family of former Kiwi superstar McGinty.