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Snitzerland to begin campaign at Rosehill
Caryl Willianson
15:47 AEST Tue Aug 14 2012

Golden Slipper runner-up Snitzerland will make a cameo appearance in Sydney on Saturday before heading to Melbourne to continue her spring campaign.

The filly runs in the San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on the back of a barrier trial win last week over All Too Hard, the younger half brother to champion Black Caviar.

All Too Hard could be among her opposition in the sprint but is also likely to be nominated for a race in Melbourne.

While Slipper winner Pierro is among the leading Cox Plate fancies following his other Group One wins in the Sires' Produce and Champagne Stakes, trainer Gerald Ryan will keep Snitzerland to sprints.

"She's as good as gold after her trial," Ryan said.

"The plan is to give her just the one run in Sydney then head to Melbourne where her next start will be the Danehill Stakes on the eighth of September.

"She will have another two runs in Melbourne before the Coolmore Stakes."

The Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) is on November 10, the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington.

Snitzerland has raced twice on the straight course at Flemington for a close-up second on debut in November and a win in the Group Three Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes in March.

Craig Newitt rode Snitzerland at her first start but Corey Brown has been on for her subsequent four races and retains the ride on Saturday.

Ryan, who trained Snitzel to win the 2006 Oakleigh Plate, has an affinity with his progeny with Snitzerland's stakes winning stablemate Flying Snitzel almost ready to return.

The filly runs in a barrier trial at Randwick on Monday ahead of a possible start in the Silver Shadow Stakes on August 25.

"I'll see how she comes through the trial before a decision," he said.

"If I think she needs another trial we'll wait for the Furious Stakes two weeks after the Silver Shadow.

Another of the stable's newly turned three-year-olds, Amorino, also runs in a Randwick trial.

Ninth in the Golden Slipper, Amorino, also by Snitzel, has the Caulfield Guineas as his target.

"He will resume in the McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on the first of September," Ryan said.

Randwick trainer Anthony Cummings won the first Sydney stakes race for three-year-olds this season when She's A Fox ran out an impressive winner of Satrday's Listed Rosebud.

The filly is being aimed at the $1 million Golden Rose on September 15 and stablemate Ninth Legion could be a San Domenico starter as he begins his campaign aimed at the same race.


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