Golden Slipper runner-up Snitzerland is little far more than a week away from a barrier trial in preparation for her spring campaign which is aimed at the Coolmore Stud Stakes in November.
The Gerald Ryan-skilled filly was the surprise packet of the Slipper, leading the area into the straight and holding on to beat all but Pierro.
Snitzerland was immediately sent for a spell while Pierro went on to cement his standing as the season’s champion juvenile with further Group A single wins in the Sires’ Make and Champagne Stakes.
Even though Pierro is now being touted as a leading contender for the Cox Plate (2040m) in October, Snitzerland will be kept to sprints.
“She will trial on August 3rd and resume on the 18th in the San Domenico,” Ryan mentioned.
“Then she will go to Melbourne for the Danehill at Flemington on the 8th of September, followed by races on the 28th and the 18th of October ahead of the Coolmore.
“The plan has been mapped out to give her three weeks in between runs top to the Group A single.
“She has come back actually nicely and I’ve been really satisfied with her progress.”
Snitzerland, who has two wins and two second placings from her 5 begins, is owned by Steve McCann’s Encompass Bloodstock and Neil Werrett who is much better known as the senior spouse in champion mare Black Caviar.
McCann is also a shareholder in the Mick Price-skilled Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready who started favourite in the Golden Slipper but completed 3rd.
Samaready could also resume on August 18 with Value pencilling in the Quezette Stakes as a beginning point for the filly whose fast Group 1 target is the Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 15.
A determination on regardless of whether she actions up to the 1600 metres of the Thousand Guineas will be made immediately after that race with the choice to drop back to a sprinting campaign and head to yet another clash with Snitzerland in the Coolmore (1200m).