Arrowfield Stud's three-time champion sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) took his tally of juvenile winners for the season to six on Saturday which saw him move one ahead of I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) in the race to be champion two-year-old sire.
The sixth winner came courtesy of Philizzy (2 f ex Sovereign Duchess by Last Tycoon), who made the perfect start to her career in the Hyland Race Colours 2YO Handicap (1150m) at Randwick Kensington.
The Anthony Cummings-trained filly reeled in the Chris Waller-trained Osamu (Exceed And Excel), who was purchased by Aquis Farm for a whopping $1.7 million at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, in the dying strides of the 1150 metre contest.
Purchased by her trainer and 2K Tbreds for $340,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Baramul Stud draft, the filly is out of winning Last Tycoon (Try My Best) mare Sovereign Duchess making her a half-sister Group 2 winner Sovereign Nation (Encosta De Lago) and a further seven winners from ten foals to race.
Sovereign Duchess herself is out of Listed winner Stoneyfell Road (Sovereign Red), who also produced dual Group 1 winner Princess Coup (Encosta De Lago) the dam of Hong Kong Group 3 winner Thewizardofoz (Redoute's Choice).
The win was a timely one for Westbury Stud who will offer the filly's sister at next week's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She is catalogued as Lot 791 and is one of 48 yearlings by her sire set to go through the ring at the Queensland sale which gets underway on Wednesday.
Snitzel's two-year-old winners this season are headed by stakes-winning duo; Wild River and Away Game.
Later on in the afternoon at Randwick Kensington, Discharged - another Baramul Stud graduate and another by Snitzel - landed the spoils in the Sky Racing Active Handicap (1300m).
The colt was purchased by his trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott and Julian Blaxland's Blue Sky Bloodstock for $260,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, while Gerry Harvey's Widden Valley-based operation will offer the colt's brother at the Gold Coast Sale next week and he is catalogued as Lot 583.
Gerry Harvey's Racing and Bloodstock manager Luke McDonald was delighted with the days results and high hopes for the siblings that will be offered by Harvey's Baramul Stud and Westbury next week.
"It's perfect timing for the Gerry Harvey-bred horses to be displaying their talent on the race track," said McDonald.
"We had significant updates to two of our yearling pedigrees today including three-year-old colt Discharged, who was triumphant in a quality field and looks to have black-type potential. That is really exciting for us as we are selling the sister out of the multiple stakes winning mare, No Evidence Needed in the Baramul draft. The filly has a lot to like about her on top of a strong pedigree.
"To top off the day we had two-year-old Snitzel filly Philizzy, who is out of the multiple stakes producing mare Sovereign Duchess, and she showed an explosive turn of foot to run down the high-priced Exceed And Excel colt," he said.
"Westbury Stud will present her sister who will go through the ring early on Saturday. She has been well received and will make her presence felt."