1m purchase, but said he had been determined to get the Snitzel
THIS week sees Liverpool's three Oktoberfests in full swing, with more lederhosen, pretzels and ooompah bands than you can swing a tasty snitzel
Knoydart, a consistent performer at the top level over the past two seasons, produced a big effort for jockey James McDonald but was unable to peg back the winner Hot Snitzel
in the Group 1 BTC Cup over 1,200m at Doomben Racecourse in Queensland,
The top sprinter from Sydney, Snitzel
, is the one they have to beat.
is usually made from veal, but the backstrap from venison and elk work just as well when pounded very thin.
gelding was sent off second favourite behind the John Moore-trained Werther, who had looked a shade unlucky when beaten just a neck in the Classic Cup.
The son of young sire Snitzel
defied odds of 20-1 when breaking his maiden in the Group 1 event, beating top-class runners as Foreteller, Fiorente, It's A Dundeel and Seville in the process.
Blandford Bloodstock also purchased three with Dance and had a Snitzel
colt knocked down to them on behalf of New Zealand trainer Trevor Cruz.
Next among the top lots, and the second highest priced filly of the day at A$400,000 (PS262,000/[euro]322,000), was a daughter of Snitzel
out of Miss Kournikova purchased by Brisbane trainer Dan Bougoure.
The four-year-old becomes the first son of champion Australian stallion Redoute's Choice, also the sire of successful Australian stallions Snitzel
and Stratum, to stand in Europe.
His leading performers include the Group 1-winning pair Stratum and Snitzel
Leading performers include the Golden Slipper hero Stratum and Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel
who have both gone on to succeed at stud, as well as the Mike de Kock-trained globetrotter Musir, who won the Group 2 Al Rashidiya on his latest start at Meydan.