He’s been dubbed the king of the Snitzels for his success with the progeny of the stallion he trained to win the 2006 Oakleigh Plate.
It’s a title that bemuses Gerald Ryan who figures they are good horses and stamp themselves.
“I buy horses I like and yes I do like the Snitzels,” Ryan said.
On Saturday, a week after Spill The Beans won the Eskimo Prince Stakes, Perignon added her name to Snitzel’s black-type winners with victory in the Light Fingers Stakes.
And it is three-year-old colt Spill The Beans Ryan is looking at to go one better than his sire in the Newmarket Handicap with Snitzel beating all but Takeover Target in 2006.
“He will run in the Liverpool City Cup on Saturday week and if he wins that we are keen to go to the Newmarket,” Ryan said.
“I think he will be suited.
“He has had one run on the straight course at Flemington on a day when he was on the worst part of the track.”
Spill The Beans ran third in the Group Three Schweppes Stakes in November when he had to settle midfield from barrier 12 rather than take up a more forward position.
Melbourne in March could also be the destination for Perignon with the Australian Guineas on her agenda.
“We’ll see how she goes at her next start but the Guineas is a race we are looking at,” Ryan said.
Perignon is raced by long-time stable client Damion Flower who also owned Snitzel.
Spill The Beans races in the colours of John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud which stands Snitzel.
Their stablemate Solicit, a gallant second to Winx in Saturday’s Apollo Stakes, could also make the trip south.
“There are options for the fillies and mares and the Futurity Stakes might be a good one for her,” Ryan said.