Two year old Sizzling continued to dominate the Winter Carnival juvenile races with a commanding win in the Group 2 $250,000 Al Basti Equiworld BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm today.
Today’s win was Sizzling’s third from three starts over the Carnival and will go into next week’s Group 1 $500,000 Patinack Farm T J Smith (1600m) at Eagle Farm a raging hot favourite as was the case today.
The Kelso Wood trained two year old was sent out the $1.50 favourite and leading jockey Chris Munce gave him an uninterrupted run from the 600m and speared away in the straight to win by almost two lengths over the Peter Snowden trained Academus ($5).
Dances With Stars ($13) made up plenty of ground on the heavy track to wind up in third spot for Glyn Schofield.
Wood is very confident that Sizzling will handle the extra distance in the 1600m T J Smith next week and has his finger on the till of another Group 1 victory.
“He’ll win by further,” a confident Wood said.
“I know how he can finish off. He’s the best horse in the race.”
“He’s such a relaxed horse, nothing worries him, he’s like a six year old.”
Munce had Sizzling travelling just worse than midfield with his main rival Academus to his outside and coming to the 600m managed to move away from the rails, giving Sizzling a free run to the line.
“There was a bit more speed in the race than I first anticipated and it mapped out not the way I expected,” Munce said.
“He did a good job, he’s just a real little pro. He beat Academus fair and square and it is a step into the deep water if he can get the mile or not and we’ll see next week. ”