Star Two-Year-Olds Defeated at Doomben Trials

By: Sarah Fortnum
December 6th, 2011

Magic Millions hopefuls Sizzling and Snipzu did not display the impressive performances everybody was expecting when they trialed at Doomben today.

The two-year-olds both finished second in their respective trials behind fillies that belonged to the Patinack Farm stable.

Sizzling was outdone by Nechita, a Fastnet Rock filly that was purchased for $130,000 at the Magic Millions sales earlier this year.

Sizzling himself was propelled into the spotlight when he won the Tyquin Speech and Reading Handicap for two-year-olds by an incredible six lengths at Eagle Farm last month.

Casino Prince filly Sookie beat Snipzu by more than a length in this morning’s trial.

Snipzu was trailing after a brief spell following her successful debut campaign.

The Snippetson filly has won two of her three race starts and finished second in the $100,000 Listed Gimcrack Stakes in her first start.

Trainer Liam Birchley was unfazed by the result of today’s trial.

“She had a good blow and carried around 65 kilos with Alan Russell aboard and she wore heavy shoes,” Birchley said.

“It was a nice gallop and she’s ready to run on Saturday week in the (Listed) Calaway Gal Stakes at Eagle Farm.

“I’m happy with Snipzu and she can handle any type of track.

“I watched Sizzling and thought he trialled okay but the proof as to who is the better will come when they clash in the Bruce McLachlan in a few weeks.”

Birchley is hoping to win the first Magic Millions title of his career with the promising filly.

Snipzu was purchased by Birchly for $80,000 from the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January.

 

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