Snitzel, Not A Single Doubt claim 2-year-old doubles

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By Bren O'Brien

On the day after the death of their sire Redoute's Choice, Arrowfield pair Snitzel and Not A Single Doubt had a dominant Wednesday across Australia with five winners between them.

Australia dual champion sire Snitzel sired a double at Warwick Farm with the wins of 3-year-old Green Aoen and 2-year-old filly Wayupinthesky, while another 2-year-old, Abshiroo, was victorious at Strathalbyn.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Green Aeon lived up to his debut win at the same track two weeks ago, charging clear to claim the Star Turn @ Vinery Hcp by 3l.

Baker confirmed afterwards that Green Aeon, who is a half-brother to the Group 1 winning mare Politeness (Street Sense {USA}), would head to the Listed South Pacific Classic on the final day of The Championships.

Wayupinthesky, a $400,000 buy for Kitchwin Hills at last year's Easter Sale, was victorious in a tooth-and-nail fight with Godolphin's Badia (Snitzel) at just her second start. Our Girl Sniti (Snitzel) completed a trifecta for the sire in the 1100m event.

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly is out of stakes-placed mare The Darling One (Lonhro), which is the family of black type winners Rain Affair and Walk Alone and had debuted in the G2 Reisling S. when fifth.

Abhsiroo hadn’t been seen since finishing eighth in the G3 Maribyrnong Plate last November and after sitting outside the leader, charged away to win by 2.8l in the 1100m race.

Bred and raced by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa, he is the first foal of Fitna (Fastnet Rock), the daughter of Group 1 winning mare Carry on Cutie (More Than Ready {USA}).

That was Snitzel's 11th individual 2-year-old winner for the season, putting him one behind I Am Invincible.

Not A Single Doubt also claimed a two-state 2-year-old double with Not Feint Hearted winning the opening race at Warwick Farm and Maqsad prevailing on debut at Seymour.

Not Feint Hearted showed plenty of toughness on debut prevailing from a wide gate by 1.3l in the Rubick @Coolmore Australia Plate over 1200m.

"He was getting tired late, but he's a lovely horse going forward." - Trainer Gary Portelli

The colt was bought for $100,000 at the Perth Magic Millions Salle and trainer Gary Portelli was delighted with what he saw from him at his first start.

"He was getting tired late, but he's a lovely horse going forward," he said.

The colt is out of the city-winning mare Feint (Warring Nations {USA}), who has already produced three winners including the recent Hawkesbury winner Lashes (I Am Invincible).

Maqsad was a narrow winner on debut over the 1000m, leading all the way under Jordan Childs. She is a homebred from Shadwell Stud from the family of seven-time Group 1 winner Grand Armee (Hennessy {USA}).

At Sandown, 2-year-old filly Geraldine Jewel (Helmet) provided a considerable upset in the Ladbrokes Hcp over 1200m for trainer Mark Ashby.

Starting $61 outsider in the field, Geraldine's Jewel showed plenty of fight under journeyman jockey Jason Baldock to defeat Ironore Gina (Keep The Faith) by 0.4l of a length with Fiorente's Girl (Fiorente {Ire}) rocketing home for third.

She was purchased for just $5500 at the Melbourne Vobis Gold Yearling Sale, but her dam Katherine Gold (Made Of Gold {USA}) was stakes-placed as a 2-year-old and has produced three other winners.