I Am Snipety - Nice Debut

By: Alex SteedmanĀ 

I Am Snippety could venture to Melbourne for her next start after a strong debut at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Neil Osborne-trained filly contested the TAB Rewards Maiden Plate (1000m) at Canterbury on Wednesday where she finished second behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained Echo Gal who scorched around the track in 57.58 seconds.

“It was a great run. I said to a few people yesterday that they would have to break 58 seconds to beat her,” Osborne said.

“They made her work hard from that outside gate and they made her have to do it from both ends.”

Echo Gal following her win is now one of the favourites for the lucrative Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on the Gold Coast next month.

“Tommy Berry said to us she is Gai’s best two-year-old,” Osborne said.

While Echo Gal will head north for the Magic Millions, I Am Snippety may venture south to Melbourne for her next outing.

“I want another 1000m race at this stage so it is hard,” Osborne said.

“There aren’t too many in the bush. There is one at Gosford on the 28th over 1000m for two-year-olds but the other option might be to go to Victoria.

“There is one at Moonee Valley on the 28th and there is one on the 26th at Caulfield for fillies.

“1000m around the Valley would probably suit her.

“Later on we’ll look at the Black Opal and Wellington Boot.”

I Am Snippety is out of former Mane Lodge runner Snippety Day who ran fourth in the 2004 Black Opal Stakes behind Uber.

Like her mother, I Am Snippety showed plenty from a young age.

“Ever since she came back from the breakers she has been really willing,” Osborne said.

“She is a similar type to her mother who was very fast. She’s always shown she is above average.”

While her older siblings went through the sales ring, Osborne elected to keep I Am Snippety.

“Inglis and Magic Millions didn’t want her for the main sales because she is a smallish sort of a filly,” Osborne said.

“She was then going to go to the June Magic Millions sale but she had a big hock and it is no good taking them there with a blemish so we scratched her and decided to keep her.

“She wouldn’t have made a lot of money at the June sales and it will look like she will earn that for us pretty easily.”

Osborne and Mane Lodge will be represented at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale commencing on January 8.

“We’ve got some nice yearlings going to the Magic Millions,” Osborne said.

“I’ve got a full brother to I Am Snippety at the Magic Millions so she [yesterday] helped him out a lot.

“I’ve got a Not A Single Doubt filly out of Friskee and I have a Snippetson colt of Green Mirage.”