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“He had immense talent,” said legendary trainer Gerald Ryan with the super slick Peltzer retiring to Twin Hills Stud at Cootamundra for the 2021 breeding season.

“I’ve only had four horses break 30s from the 1500m to the 1000m where I clock them from, and it’s why I will always have a huge opinion of this horse.’’

“The first was Snitzel, then Snitzerland, next was Rubick and this colt Peltzer, who was a fast as his sire So You Think and a gorgeous looking colt with a great attitude.”

In honouring the deeds of ‘stallion maker’ Gerald Ryan Peltzer made it three wins in succession as a 3YO, in winning from 1200m to 1600m, and on good, soft and heavy rated surfaces.

Firstly, he scored a half-length victory over the $2m Inglis Millennium winner Prime Star in the Gr2 Eskimo Prince Stakes of 1500m at Royal Randwick, running 1-28.11sec. on a Good 4 track.

Next up, it was a 2.8 length win, again over Prime Star in the $1m Bondi Stakes of 1600m on a Heavy 8 track at Randwick, with Sterling Alexiou also in the training partnership.

Following a spell, Peltzer accounted for both Prague and North Pacific in the Gr3 Stan Fox Stakes of 1200m on a Soft 5, before retiring with 6 wins from 13 starts and over $1million in stakes.

Unbeaten in all three starts at two, Peltser had the highest Timeform rating of any juvenile sired by So You Think, and on debut defeated the subsequent Group winner Anders over 1000m.

In his next two starts at Randwick he first scored a 1.8 length victory at 1200m on a Soft 5 rated track, followed by a commanding 4 length win at 1300m on a Heavy 8 surface.

A $260,000 graduate of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, he was the highest priced colt of his sire So You Think that 2019 sale, and is a grandson of the influential High Chapparal.

As one of Australia’s greatest ever racehorses So You Think is emerging as one of Australia’s great stallions, being from the emerging powerful sire line of Toronado, Dundeel, Contributer.

Descending from the Aga Khan family of French Champion Shawanda, Peltzer is from the 1400m winner Miss Otto, a daughter of Elusive Quality the same broodmare sire of Deep Field.

“Peltzer is a glorious looking horse,” said Oliver Tait of Twin Hills Stud who now stands five fashionable top-line stallions with duel Gr1 Hallowed Crown being this season’s Leading Sire of 4YOs.

“He has quality, strength and scope. Just lovely, being a top sprinter with the class to get a mile and furthermore he was unbeaten in three starts as a 2yo.”

“So, he’s by a great stallion but came to hand earlier and was faster than his pedigree suggested. In being a bit like Zabeel or Toronado, it’s an excellent sign in a stallion prospect.”

“We’re thrilled to have him bought into him and having him standing at Twin Hills. It’s hard to get your hands on a horse with these credentials.”

Golden Rose winner Denman goes into his second season at Twin Hills with his Hong Kong champion Hot King Prawn this year adding the Centenary Cup to his impressive list of HK Group victories.

Street Senses’ duel Gr1 winner Hallowed Crown is Leading Sire of 4YOs and third on the Leading Third Crop Sire listing with Collette winning the $7m Golden Eagle and Apollo Stakes this season.

The impressive Smart Missile sits eight on Champion Sire by Winners with the Gr1 placed duel Gr3 winner Crosshaven heading this season’s 113 winners included five black type winners.

Snitzel’s Group 1 2yo Odyssey Moon has made an impressive start to his career this season with Berdini’s Girl winning on debut, and his second crop is eagerly awaited.

 
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