Snitzel mare impresses top jockey

Snitzel mare impresses top jockey24 Mar 2022

We were delighted to see Versilia win again at Pakenham with a performance that had rider Craig Williams confident she can make her mark in stronger company.

“I rode her last preparation and she wasn’t quite solid enough, but this time in I can feel the difference in her maturity and even her action,” he said.

“She’s going really well and putting up her hand for some city black type, she really toyed with them.”

Trained by Danny O’Brien, Versilia lobbed into the trail and Williams had her in clear air soon after straightening for our Snitzel mare to overpower her rivals to win decisively.

The four-year-old has required time to develop and is now reaping the rewards of a patient approach with consecutive 1400 metre successes at Pakenham.

“She came off that last run in fantastic order and really put them away again, she’ll most likely head to a town meeting soon,” stable representative Beth Schroen said.
“She’s a really nice horse going places.”

We purchased Versilia from Amarina Farm at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for A$350,000.

Versilia is out of the three-time winner Belle De Coeur, a Show A Heart mare who was also placed at Group 2 and 3 level, and she is from the family of the Karaka Million winner Fort Lincoln and the G2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes winner Flying Babe.