Snitzel colt out of International Stakes Winning family


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Snitzel (AUS) 2002
A Brilliant Idea (USA) 2008
9 September 2014
Toowoomba 4350 QLD, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Nick Melmeth

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Picasso is well put together, good moving horse with a relaxed temperament that is synonymous with the breed.

During his most recent preparation Picasso was close to trialing but had pulled up sore in his knees. A veterinary examination showed that the knee joints were currently active and he has recently returned to the paddock for a good 3 month break to allow plenty of time for this to settle down.

Picasso is by Champion sire Snitzel who is currently sitting atop the General Australian Sires list, as well as leading the charge in the 2YO and 3YO standings.

He is the second foal out of the international Stakes winning mare A Brilliant Idea, by Afleet Alex, her first foal is a filly by More Than Ready who is a multiple winner.

A Brilliant Idea is also a half-sister to two more stakes winners in Silent Bird and Morgan's Guerrilla, all of which are out of the Group 3 placed Saint Ballado mare Rutledge Ballado.

This is truly an international blacktype family with contemporary colonial appeal and provides a fantastic opportunity to buy a quality gelding with plenty of racing potential.


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Bay colt       Foaled 2014 

SNITZEL Redoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)Danzig
Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
Snippets' LassSnippetsLunchtime (GB)
Snow Finch (Ire)Storm Bird
Afleet AlexNorthern AfleetAfleet
Maggy HawkHawkster
Rutledge BalladoSaint BalladoHalo
Gold From the WestWest by West

SNITZEL (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 7 wins-4 at 2, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire in 2016-17. Sire of 757 rnrs, 542 wnrs, 72 SW, inc. Shamus Award (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Redzel, Hot Snitzel, Sweet Idea, Sizzling, Snitzerland, Russian Revolution, Summer Passage, Trapeze Artist, Wandjina, Invader, Heavenly Blue, Spill the Beans, Menari, Time for War, Flying Snitzel, Showtime, Tangled, Farson, Perignon, French Emotion, Salade, etc.


1st dam

A BRILLIANT IDEA (USA), by Afleet Alex. Winner at 2, Monmouth Junior Champion S., L, 2d Calder Tropical Park Oaks, L. Half-sister to SILENT BIRD, Morgan's Guerrilla. Dam of 3 named foals, 1 to race, 1 winner, inc:-

 Quick Thinker (f by More Than Ready) 2 wins at 8¼f, 8½f in 2017 in U.S.A.


2nd dam

Rutledge Ballado, by Saint Ballado. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 8½f, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Calder My Charmer H., Gr.3, Pimlico Hilltop S., L, Delaware Park St Georges Overnight S., L, Laurel Wide Country S., L, 4th Delaware Park Legal Light S., L, Denise Rhudy Memorial S., L. Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

A BRILLIANT IDEA (f Afleet Alex) Winner. See above.

SILENT BIRD (c Summer Bird) 5 wins from 6f to 1m, US$256,800, to 2017, Santa Anita Damascus S., L, 3d Del Mar Pat O'Brien S., Gr.2, 4th Santa Anita Triple Bend S., Gr.1.

Morgan's Guerrilla (c Ghostzapper) 3 wins at 1m, 8¼f, US$271,002, 2d Hawthorne Illinois Derby, Gr.3, 3d Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, 4th Hoosier Park Indiana Derby, Gr.2.

 Hannahanna. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7½f, 1m in U.S.A.

 La Vida Rosa. Winner at 1000m in Chile.

 Princesa de Papi. Placed at 3 in U.S.A.


3rd dam

GOLD FROM THE WEST, by West by West. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 8½f, US$315,745, Gulfstream Park Heavenly Prize H., L, Churchill Downs Allowance, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 2d Delaware Oaks, Gr.3, Laurel Anne Arundel H., Gr.3, 3d Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Davona Dale S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Pocahontas S., L, Laurel Nellie Morse H., L, 4th Belmont Gazelle H., Gr.1, Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, Gulfstream Park Bonnie Miss S., Gr.2. Half-sister to FIFTH OVERTURE, LAKE MUSIC (dam of SPANISH LULLABY). Dam of 4 foals, all winners-

Rutledge Ballado (f Saint Ballado) 3 wins. See above.

 Clerpark. 8 wins from 1m to 8½f, Gulfstream Park Allowance.

 Whiskey Bent. 2 wins at 6f, 6½f in U.S.A.

 Causeway Storm. 2 wins at 8¼f, 8½f in Canada.


4th dam

QUIMPER, by Palace Music. Winner at 1m in U.S.A. Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

FIFTH OVERTURE (f Pulpit) 7 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, US$323,619, Woodbine Seaway S., Gr.3, Sweet Briar Too S., L, Allowance. Dam of 5 winners-

Awesome Overture (g Awesome Again) 4 wins at 8½f, 9½f, US$262,409, Woodbine Allowance, 3d Woodbine Seagram Cup, Gr.3, Durham Cup, Gr.3, 4th Woodbine Valedictory S., Gr.3.

 Five n Forty. Unraced. Dam of-

GHOSTLY PRESENCE (f Ghostzapper) 3 wins-2 at 2-at 6f, 8½f, US$233,266, to 2017, Woodbine Princess Elizabeth S., L, 2d Woodbine La Lorgnette S., L, 3d Woodbine Bison City S., L, 4th Woodbine Fury S., L.

LAKE MUSIC (f Salt Lake) 5 wins at 6f, 7f, Monmouth Dearly Precious S., L, Belmont Allowance 3YO+f&m, 4th Monmouth Candy Eclair S., L. Dam of 4 winners-

SPANISH LULLABY (f Lite the Fuse) 3 wins at 5½f, 6f, Monmouth Thomas J Malley S., L, 2d Monmouth Candy Eclair S., L, 3d Delaware Park Light Hearted S., L.

GOLD FROM THE WEST (f West by West) 4 wins. See above.

 Scammer. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 6f in U.S.A. Dam of 6 winners-

Scammony (f Tiz Wonderful) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 6½f, 2d Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies S., L.

 Collar. 4 wins to 6f, Churchill Downs Allowance. Dam of 3 winners-

ARDMORE BAY (c Bluegrass Cat) 2 wins at 2, Monmouth Tyro S., L.

 Piropo. 11 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2017 in Mexico, Las Americas Handicap Gay Dalton, 2d Las Americas Handicap Presidencial, 3d Las Americas Clasico Dia de la Bandera, Clasico Del Charro.


5th dam

NONOARTICA (IRE), by Nonoalco. Champion 3YO Filly in Norway in 1981. Joint Champion 2YO Filly in Normway in 1980. 5 wins in Norway, Ovrevoll Peugeot Pokallop, 3d Ovrevoll Glava 2YO Stayerprove. Three-quarter-sister to Lady Galana, half-sister to CAVO DORO, HELMSDALE, Galana (dam of ALPINE SILK). Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:-

 Arctic Will. 20 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$185,660, AJC Spring Country Cup, That's Life! Magazine H., 2d STC Haberfield Ladies Probus Club H., 3d AJC PJ Bell Country Final H., Qld Tatt's RC Eric Kirwan H.


Race Record: Unraced.


Full Race Record for

PICASSO (AUS) 2014 Bay colt
by Snitzel - A Brilliant Idea, by Afleet Alex