A last-commence win more than Dear Demi has attained Flying Snitzel her chance at Team A single stage but coach Gerald Ryan admits the presence of Pierro in Saturday’s Champagne Stakes is a stumbling obstruct.
The Gai Waterhouse-qualified Pierro will step out in the 1600m race in an attempt to full the two-yr-outdated triple crown right after wins in the Golden Slipper and Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Expensive Demi cemented her location in the Champagne with victory in excess of the distance in Saturday’s Fernhill Top quality, the very first of four wins for browsing New Zealand jockey James McDonald who will yet again be aboard.
Flying Snitzel conquer the Clarry Conners-skilled Pricey Demi by fifty percent a duration in the Group Three T L Baillieu (1400m) on April seven, carrying half a kilo a lot more than her rival.
Both fillies were deliberately steered absent from the Slipper in which Pierro conquer Flying Snitzel’s stablemate Snitzerland by a 50 percent length.
He then went to the Sires’ Generate showdown with All Too Challenging and showed he was even much more effective in excess of 1400 metres.
“Flying Snitzel has earned a chance at the Group 1 but the other two will be challenging to defeat,” Ryan stated.
“She’s match and effectively and with any luck , the monitor is not as well damp for her.
“She has usually given me the perception she will operate out a sturdy 1600 metres.”
Glyn Schofield will journey Flying Snitzel in the Champagne replacing Hugh Bowman who is dedicated to Pierro’s stablemate Raceway.
Ryan has had considerably achievement with the progeny of Snitzel who he educated to win the 2006 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).
Despite the fact that Snitzel was by no means tried outside of 1400 metres, Ryan explained there was no reason to doubt his sons and daughters more than a length.
“It all boils down to the horse,” he stated.
“Rick Hore-Lacy has got Snitza by Snitzel and he’s won two 2400 metre races.”
All Snitza’s four wins have been from 2000 to 2419 metres.
There were 10 entries taken on Monday for the Champagne which includes Baillieu 3rd placegetter Strength and Patinack Farm stablemate Trophies, runner-up in Fernhill, between them.