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Snitty Kitty will likely head to the spelling paddock following her impressive win in the 2017 Caulfield Sprint at Caulfield this afternoon.

Snitty Kitty was nothing short of outstanding in the 2017 Caulfield Sprint. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Snitty Kitty was nothing short of outstanding in the 2017 Caulfield Sprint. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Snitty Kitty sat just outside speedy mare Super Too in the early stages of the Caulfield Sprint and that pair ensured that the race was run at a very genuine tempo.

Neither mare stopped in the concluding stages and they always looked set to fight out the finish, with Snitty Kitty proving too strong for her rival in the final 100 metres.

Jockey Beau Mertens said that the Caulfield Sprint went perfectly to his pre-race plan and he admitted that Snitty Kitty made his job aboard a very easy one.

“She is a pleasure and she is a very easy ride,” Mertens said.

“That was always the plan – we always knew that Super Too was going to lead.

“She makes my job a lot easier with the way that her racing pattern is.

“She really puts in and has a crack.”

Trainer Henry Dwyer admitted that Snitty Kitty has already surpassed his expectations during the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival and he was delighted that his gamble to run her in the Caulfield Sprint had paid off.

Dwyer revealed that he is now keen to send Snitty Kitty to the spelling paddock and he would love to set her for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield during the 2018 Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

“She really still doesn’t know what she is doing and every step of the way we thought she wasn’t much good,” Dwyer said.

“We paid a bit of money and before she raced we thought she probably wouldn’t run a race and every time she has gone to the races she just keeps on getting the job done.

“Who is to say where the ceiling is.

“We were going for Alinghi Stakes and we thought that we would change it at the last minute and run here.

“The idea was that the Begonia Belle Stakes on Derby Day was the main target, but I don’t think we will be going back to a Listed race now.

“I hadn’t nommed her for the good Group 1 races over the Carnival thinking that we would be going to the Magic Millions Sprint in January, but I think she has done a good job this prep and she is an immature mare, so she is going to need more time.

“I wouldn’t mind tipping her out now and bringing her back for the Oakleigh Plate in the Autumn.”

Super Too was gallant in defeat in the Caulfield Sprint, while Faatinah made up ground late to finish third.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.

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