Hotter than English Mustard

Date: 10 Apr 2024

Hotter than English Mustard

Shares in this colt are hotter than English mustard!!!

Our new Snitzel colt out of Champion filly English is a rare commodity, and Newhaven Park owner John Kelly passed his judgement after breeding and preparing him for sale.

Purchased by Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM at the Australian Easter Yearling Sale, the colt is by the four-time Champion Sire in Australia, from the Champion 2YO Filly, Champion 3YO Filly, and Champion Female Sprinting Mare in Australia, who in turn is by Champion Sire and quadruple Champion Broodmare Sire Encosta de Lago.

Snitzel is the sire of Champion Two-Year-Old and now Cambridge Stud stallion Sword Of State, whom Ellis also purchased as a yearling from the draft of Newhaven Park, and is bred on the same Snitzel/Encosta de Lago cross.

English was a Group Two winner before finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) as a two-year-old, and recorded Group One victories in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

She was a terrifically determined sprinter that included three Group Two wins at Randwick, and earned nearly A$3.5 million in prize money.

“The filly, English, was a natural from the first day she stepped on the track,” Kelly said.

“Obviously she was a super filly, finishing second in the Golden Slipper at just her third start, which is basically unheard of in preparing for such a tough race.

“The reason for it was that she cut her leg after winning on debut in January and we had to take her quietly before she won the Riesling Stakes (Gr. 2, 1200m) in March as her lead-up to the Slipper, but it meant eight weeks off between starts and it ruined her two-year-old campaign a little bit.

“But, she was a super mare who claimed the Champions' titles at two and three in Australia, coming out on top of the rest, and that doesn’t happen very often, and you can’t find many of them in the sales' catalogue.

“She was always a natural and a lovely mare, and this Snitzel colt was a star from the day he was born.

“He’s bred on a wonderful cross, Snitzel/Encosta de Lago, which has already given us three Group One winning two-year-old colts, including the one that David (Ellis) bought Sword Of State; Summer Passage, and Invader.

“All in all, I think he’s a lovely colt and we loved him from the day he was born and we’re sure he’s going to get a great opportunity at Te Akau.

“He’s the second foal out of English, and the first is an I Am Invincible colt with Gai Waterhouse and he’s in work and they think he goes pretty well.

“I think this colt will be a nice early two-year-old, because he’s a wonderfully proportioned horse, and race on like his mother did to hopefully become a top sprinter.”

ANZ Bloodstock News Editor Tim Rowe spends his time at horse sales and race meetings and fondly remembers watching English race.

“She was an absolutely top horse and I remember at Randwick when she looked home and Chautauqua flew late to win his third T J Smith Stakes in a row,” Rowe said.

“Although she didn’t win that race, she was a super mare that won two Group Ones, gave her all, and she was top-class.”

A 20% share is NZ$159,000

A 10% share is NZ$78,000

A 5% share is NZ$39,000

A 2.5% share is NZ$19,500

This includes sales' expenses at cost and full veterinary and x-ray inspections pre sale. Insurance, transport, sale series' entry additional.


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