Cool Snitzel is the latest Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia (FBAA) graduate to qualify for the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) on January 9.
The Snitzel filly made it 3 wins from her last 4 starts in the Total Logistic Solutions (1000m) at Sandown on Saturday. She settled sweetly behind front-runners Heatherly and Billabong Babe before accelerating to a clear margin in the straight.
Cool Snitzel cost $67,500 as a foal when targeted by Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA) at the 2013 Magic Millions National Sale.
Another FBAA graduate being set for the Magic Millions Guineas is the Darren Weir trained colt Mahuta. He also changed hands as a foal at the 2013 Magic Millions National Sale when purchased by Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA) for $34,000.
Mahuta (Flying Spur) is 2nd in the order of entry for the MM Guineas after a spring carnival highlighted by black-type victories LR Gothic Stakes, G3 Carbine Club Stakes and G2 Sandown Guineas.
Prompt Return (Beneteau) is 3rd in the order of entry for trainer Chris Waller. Last year’s G3 Maribyrnong Plate winner was a $60,000 buy from the 2014 Gold Coast Magic Millions for Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA).
Trainer Peter Moody believes Cool Snitzel has the ability to keep improving into the New Year. “This filly has won at Moe, Morphettville and Sandown and I think she will stretch out to 1400m without any problems,” Moody said. “It will be a big ask going into a $2 million race but she does everything right.”
Cool Snitzel is a three-quarter sister to LR Bendigo Cup winner Zupacool (Redoute’s Choice) and her large syndicate of owners includes Moody’s wife Sarah.
Winning jockey Linda Meech is keen to stay aboard Cool Snitzel. "She’s a really nice filly and is starting to put it all together. She feels really sharp and I will keep riding her wherever she goes.”