Filly sizzles at Bendigo for promising sire

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Written by Paul Vettise

Sizzling (Snitzel) has been well-supported since his retirement to Newgate Farm and the Hunter Valley resident produced another potential black type prospect today when a 3-year-old daughter turned on a hot display at Bendigo.

It may only have been a maiden victory, but Sizzleme looks a candidate for far higher honours judging by her five-length stroll to victory over 1600 metres under 60kg for trainer Cindy Alderson and rider Craig Williams.

Sizzleme, who holds a nomination for the G1 Thousand Guineas, had placed in three of her previous five appearances and as a 2-year-old finished third in the Listed Anzac Day S., at Flemington.

“That was great to see for Sizzling and the writing was on the wall last season,” Newgate’s Bruce Slade said. “He’s got to get a star horse, but there are plenty of irons in the fire.

“He’s got to get a star horse, but there are plenty of irons in the fire.” – Bruce Slade.

“For a stallion at $10,000 plus GST he’s very good value. He will be covering over 100 mares again this season, he’s covered 100 each time and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down.”


His latest success story in Sizzleme was a $30,000 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale purchase for Alderson Racing and is out of Parnissius, a winning mare by the legendary Zabeel (NZ) (Sir Tristram {IRE}).

She is a daughter of Zafair (GB) (Zafonic {GB}) and is sister to the G3 Criterion S., and Group 1 performer winner and producer Trade Fair. It is also the family of the multiple North American Group 1 winner Ventura (USA) (Chester House {USA}).

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Sizzling was trained for the bulk of his career by the late Kelso Wood, who prepared him to win the G1 TJ Smith S., and at Group 2 level in the Champagne Classic, the Sires’ Produce S., and in the Queensland Guineas. He subsequently transferred to Chris Waller’s Sydney stable and placed in the G2 Expressway S., before retirement.

He is a son of the General Nediym mare Admirelle, who was a winner and stakes placed, and his family includes the G1 Rosehill Guineas winner D’Argento (So You Think {NZ}).