Scenic Lodge sire Snippetson has banked another lucrative purse with Lady Sniper in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Randwick.
The Bjorn Baker trained filly will head for spell following a promising first prep in Sydney. "I told the owners she would be right in the finish,” Baker said after the filly scored by a neck despite scouting wide on Saturday. “She will go out now and come back in the autumn.”
Lady Sniper (3f Snippetson - Lady Titus by Arena) is from a half-sister to the Mister C stakes winners Misty Dawn & Easy Landing and was a $20,000 buy for Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA) at the 2014 Inglis Classic Summer Sale.
Her connections have pocketed over $230,000 and the filly also earned her trainer a pair of Swarovski binoculars on Saturday. “It’s a credit to Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock,” Baker declared. “She only cost $20,000 and look at her now - I thought she was a standout in the parade ring.”
Lady Sniper had broken her maiden at Beaudesert on Australia Day before transferring to Baker for a second-up win at Canterbury in October. "She was a really nice type and I thought I would have had to go a lot higher to secure her,” Rounsefell recalled. “She has come along in leaps and bounds.”