New Force by Snippetson
Snippets Land won the 2015 Canberra National Sprint and reprised that Listed victory in the 2019 edition on Sunday. In between, he added more black-type in the G3 BRC Sprint and LR Spear Chief Hcp in Brisbane.
“He’s a rising 9yo and the zest for racing is still there,” trainer Peter Snowden claimed. “He’s a grand old performer, he’s ultra-consistent and always puts in.”
Snippets Land has turned a $120,000 price-tag at the 2012 Gold Coast Magic Millions into an $850,000 pot of gold for Yellowbrick Road syndicate manager Ross Visalli.
Snippetson has called Scenic Lodge home since his arrival from the Hunter Valley 2015. Bubaroochy opened his locally-bred account at Pinjarra prior to kick-starting an autumn campaign with a trial win over top filly Miss West Coast at Lark Hill on Monday.
Downforce was equally impressive in a Belmont trial last Tuesday. He presented like a professional sitting outside the leader before lengthening low to the ground to score by more than two lengths.
The time (60.46s) was the second-fastest of 18 heats over 1000m for 2YOs, 3YOs and older ages – it was only bettered by Chris Gangemi’s Flemington stakes winner Saracino (60.05s).
Downforce was a relatively inexpensive $100,000 buy at the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions for Neville & Carol Parnham and part-owners Ron Sayers & Bob Pearson. His older half-sister Silent Sedition (War Chant) won a G1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley before joining the elite broodmare portfolio of Japanese breeder Katsumi Yoshida.
Silent Sedition returned a PPT after her maiden cover to Snitzel on September 1 last year. Snippetson has been WA’s leading active sire since the death of Scenic Lodge flag-bearer Blackfriars in 2017.
Blackfriars ($2.94 million) leads the current premiership from Snippetson ($1.97 million) and fellow Scenic Lodge stallion Universal Ruler ($1.83 million). Next best are Oratorio ($1.40 million) and Patronize ($1.37 million).
Scenic Lodge will announce the 2019 service fees for Snippetson, Universal Ruler and Dash For Cash in the next few weeks.