Snowie & Lizzie win their states first 2-year-old races of the season.

By Gary Newton

Tasmania and South Australia conducted their first two-year-old races of the season on the weekend. At Launceston Snowiewillrev, a son of leading first-season sire Stay Hungry, purchased in last year’s Nutiren Melbourne sale for $40,000, led all the way to take out the $20,000 Debutant Stakes. Trained by Craig Hayes at Stowport on the North West Coast of Tasmania, Snowiewillrev owned by a group of owners that include Mick “the Fruitman” Filleul and Rob Gillies a legend of the Natone Football Club.

Victorian Gary Toulmin bred Snowiewillrev who is out of the Ambro Operative mare Banking On You who has a 100 percent producing record with all four live foals having won races.

While over in Adelaide at Globe Derby Park Bob and Zita Maloney’s super broodmare Steam Washed provided the Glencoe couple yet another winner when Bizzie Lizzie (by Always Be Miki) took out the first heat of the time-honoured Kindergarten Stakes.

Steam Washed a Group 1 winner herself has left five winners from five starters including Steam Cleaned (Art Major) a 23-time winner who has banked $124.105 to date.

Steam Washed by Washington VC was bred in New Zealand by the Tapper family did not race in the land of the long white cloud and was picked up by the Maloney’s as a four-year-old, Steam Washed won 20 races including the Group 1 Queen of the Pacific and the South Australian Oaks.  

Steam Wash’s colt by Captain Crunch, was the top-priced yearling at this year’s South Australian Yearling Sale making $40,000.

The Maloney’s have a weanling Art Major filly out of their star mare to come and is back in foal to Always Be Miki.

Snowiewillrev (center in blue) scores up before winning the Debutant Stakes at Launceston.