Trainer Gerald Ryan will look to continue his run of wins with Snitzel-sired runners when Dances On Stars makes his debut this weekend.
The colt will be joined in Saturday’s Harvey Norman Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill by stablemate Cordelia, also by Ryan’s Group One 2006 Oakleigh Plate winner.
The in-form Ryan bagged a double last weekend at Randwick with Hot Snitzel and Amorino, then on Wednesday he won with four-year-old Top Drop at the Geelong Cup meeting – all progeny of Snitzel.
“We had a good day last Saturday and Top Drop won at Geelong, so the Snitzels are going good at the moment,” Ryan said.
TAB Sportsbet has posted Dances On Stars, unbeaten in two barrier trials, as $2.40 favourite.
Cordelia, who finished a lacklustre seventh at her first start at Rosehill on October 8, is an $11 chance.
Ryan said he was pleased with Dances On Stars’ form coming into the event.
“He’s a nice little horse, he’s not a jump-and-run very fast horse, he’s probably a horse who will settle off the speed and hit the line,” he said.
“His two trials have been good, he won his first trial and in his second trial he didn’t do a lot wrong, I’m quite happy with him.”
Ryan confirmed Hot Snitzel would take on Sepoy in the $500,000 Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday week.
Hot Snitzel returned from a spell to win the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last Saturday.
“He’ll go to the Coolmore and Hugh Bowman is riding him,” Ryan said.
“He’s done well since the other day and he travelled to Melbourne on Tuesday night and is settling in well down at Caulfield.
“He’s got to take on Sepoy and Foxwedge, he’s only had one run back so he’s on the improve.
“They might be at the end of their tether, hopefully.”
Ryan was also upbeat about Adnocon’s chances in Saturday’s Centrebet’s Pick Your Own Field Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill.
Adnocon has been a great campaigner with eight wins and 12 placings from his 42 starts.
But his form at Rosehill is not as flash with just two minor placings from 11 tries.
“It’s a tough race but he’s an honest, consistent horse, he’s drawn a barrier (five), he ran really well the other day from a bad barrier, eight wide all the way,” he said.
“He’s trained on well.”