Snapper too slick at Flemington

Snapper too slick at Flemington5 Nov 2022

Snapper turned his fortunes around with victory in the final event on Champions’ Day at Flemington.

The Cambridge Stud graduate posted his fifth career success for trainer Michael Moroney with a dashing display over 1100 metres in the hands of Jordan Childs.

Snapper was quickly into stride to make the early lead before settling in second and assumed control again 250 metres from home to then comfortably keep his rivals at bay.

“He’s a very fast horse and always showed a lot of ability,” Moroney said.

“He has taken a while to come to it this time around and he was going to go to the paddock, but we’ll probably keep him going now.”

By Power, Snapper is a son of the One Cool Cat mare Onlyarose, who was successful on four occasions, and was a $60,000 Karaka purchase for Moroney and his brother Paul.

The dam is a half-sister to the G2 Concorde Handicap winner Taimana and to the mother of the Listed VRC St Leger winner and G1 Western Australian Derby runner-up Berlioz. It is also the family of champion mare and multiple Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant.

Onlyarose has also produced the stakes placed Fireglow and has been covered by Champion New Zealand Two-year-old Sword of State this season.