Shinzo will play no further part in the Sydney Autumn Carnival with Coolmore’s $5m Golden Slipper winner sent to the spelling paddock for a well-earned rest.
The Snitzel colt didn’t go around another runner from barrier one under retained Coolmore rider and three-time champion British jockey Ryan Moore in winning Australia’s richest juvenile race by 1.25 lengths last Saturday at Rosehill.
Chris Waller Racing announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday evening.
“Following an amazing weekend with Shinzo headlining a great day of racing at Rosehill, we have decided to spell him,” Waller said in a statement.
“It certainly was enticing to run Shinzo in the Sires’ but that would have been his fifth run as a two-year-old in his first racing preparation as well as two runs in eight days during a very hot period. This was on the back of a personal best run.
“He is a horse with plenty of upside, he is improving with each run and we expect the same improvement as a three-year-old but the owners and I are in agreeance that it’s in the horse’s best interest to allow him to continue to grow, develop and mature.”
Shinzo has raced exclusively in Group company, placed in the G3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) and G2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) before winning twice over 1200 metres at Rosehill this month in the G3 Pago Pago Stakes and G1 Golden Slipper.