Trainer Kelso Wood will recommend two-year-old Snitzkraft miss the autumn carnival to concentrate on the winter after his brilliant win at the Sunshine Coast.
Snitzkraft ($1.40) didn’t show the early pace that was on display when he won at Doomben 10 days ago and Luke Dittman was content to settle him third to the turn in Saturday’s $125,000 Sunshine Coast Two-Year-Old Classic (1200m).
But once Dittman let him go, Sniztkraft exploded away to beat Make My Own Luck ($4.40) by 2-1/4 lengths.
Snitzkraft wasn’t paid up for the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic and although nominated for the Group One Golden Slipper he was again not paid up.
“I suppose he could still go to the Slipper but I don’t think he is the right horse. I will recommend he have a spell and then come back for the Brisbane winter carnival races,” Wood said.
“I then think he might be up to the good three-year-old races in the spring.”
Snitzkraft is by Snitzel, the sire of the Wood-trained 2012 Group One JJ Atkins Stakes winner Sizzling.
“I don’t like comparing horses and Sizzling was a genuine Group One performer. But all I can say is Snitzkraft has a long way to go. He is still learning,” Wood said.
Snitzkraft picked up $80,000 prize money which will help him get into the better races in the winter.
Meanwhile, Jeff Lloyd and trainer Toby Edmonds continued their plunder of races at the Sunshine Coast when Ahndras won the QTIS Three-Year-Old (1600m).
It was Lloyd’s 13th winner from 21 rides at the Sunshine Coast this season.
Photo courtesy RacingQueensland.com.au