Classy three-year-old filly Snitzerland is on track to break her Group 1 drought in Saturday’s $400,000 Sportingbet Classic (1200m) at Morphettville in Adelaide.
A last start runner-up behind Bel Sprinter in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m), the daughter of Snitzel has twice won at Group 2 level including an impressive first up win in the Challenge Stakes (1000m) in Sydney.
Likely to stay in Adelaide for the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 11, trainer Gerald Ryan said Snitzerland is right on target for Saturday’s assignment.
“She’s fit and well and going good,” Ryan said.
“She’ll have a hit out tomorrow morning and then travel to Melbourne tomorrow night. She’ll arrive in Adelaide on Friday morning after leaving Melbourne on Thursday night.
“She might stay in Adelaide for The Goodwood (1200m) so she can have the two cracks at a Group 1 this preparation and then we’ll give her a spell and get her ready for the spring.”
Snitzerland won’t by Ryan’s only Group 1 competitor on the weekend with two-year-old colt Charlie Boy set to line up in the Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick in Sydney.
Sixth behind Guelph in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce at his latest effort, Ryan said Charlie Boy was fit and well but a hard horse to work out.
“He’s come through his last run very well but he’s got me beaten,” Ryan said.
“He was disappointing on face value so I just hope we can turn him around on Saturday.
“He’s a bit of a colt but he eats all of his feed and I can’t fault his work, he just may not have backed up from the Slipper at his last start.”
Source : Racing Victoria