Heavenly Blue (AUS)

Snitzel - Simply Carina (El Prado) grey, 2013 - height 16.2hh

  • Ascot Stud - E. Cape
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Race Record

A$200.000 yearling

3 wins, 1400-1800m, at 2 and 3

Rated MR 112


at 3  WON   Gr1 SA Classic (1800m)

        2nd     Gr2 Dingaans (1600m)

        2nd     Gr3 Graham Beck S. (1400m)

        3rd      Gr1 SA Derby (2450)

        3rd      Gr2 Gauteng Guineas (1600m)

Sire Line

SNITZEL – 7 wins, 1000-1200m; won Gr1 Oakleigh P., 2nd Gr1 Newmarket H., 3rd Gr1 TJ Smith S.; rated TFR 120 at 2 (jt-top rated Timeform 2yo in AUS), 121 at 3;

Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; Champion Sire in Australia 2016/17.

Notable progeny incl 13 Gr1 winners: Trapeze Artist (14c – Domesday, Bletchingly); Redzel (12c – Rubiton, Millioniare); Russian Revolution (13c – Stravinsky, Miswaki); Shamus Award (10c – Success Express, Luskin Star) champion 3yo; Snitzerland (09f – Fraar, Zephyr Bay); Hot Snitzel (08c – Blushing Groom, Balidar); Sweet Idea (10f – Timber Country, First Norman); Sizzling (09c – General Nediym, Alzao); Wandjina (11c – Last Tycoon, Lunchtime); Estijaab (15f – Charge Forward, Match Winner); Summer Passage (14c – Encosta de Lago, Lure); Heavenly Blue (13c – El Prado, Theatrical); Invader (14c – Encosta de Lago, Clay Hero) champion 2yo; and also Sun Jewellery (11c – Umatilla, Command Module); Scratch Me Lucky (11c – Success Express, Palace Music); Snitty Kitty (13f - Tale Of The Cat, Zeditave); Thronum (13c - Five Star Day, Danzig); Young Man Power (12c - Sunday Silence, Nureyev); Amorino (09c - Marauding, Storm Bird); I Am Excited (14f - General Nediym, Nashwan); Away Game (17f - Elusive Quality, Sir Tristram);etc.

KIN-BREEDING  Snitzel is kinbred Spring Adieu x Dancing Show x The Minstrel. Dancing Show is by Nijinsky, who makes for close kin breeding with Storm Bird, The Minstrel, Fanfreluche, Rolls (2nd dam of Encosta de Lago), Last Tycoon and his sire Try My Best and members of her own female line (Best In Show descendants), Lady Rebecca (dam of Alzao). All these appear in several of Snitzel’s best progeny.

Snitzel’s female line leads to Valid Appeal (3-part brother to Snitzel’s 3rd dam; among others, damsire of Trippi), and to Fair Charmer and her dam Businesslike, who are kin to Snitzel’s 5th and 6th dam. This in turn leads to Buckpasser, Mr Busher, Seattle Slew, etc.

DANZIG-line sires in South Africa include Duke Of Marmalade, Oratorio (Danehill); Mofeed (Duke of Marmalade); Buffalo Bill Cody; Rafeef, Redoute’s Promise, Time Thief (Redoute’s Choice); Querari (Oasis Dream); Quasillo (Sea The Stars); Lancaster Bomber, Fire Away (War Front); Alado (Danzig); Heavenly Blue (Snitzel), Soqrat (Epaulette)


Redoute's Choice
DanehillDanzig - Northern Dancer
Razyana - His Majesty
Shanta's ChoiceCanny Lad - Bletchingly
Dancing Show - Nijinsky
Snippets' Lass
SnippetsLunchtime - Silly Season
Easy Date - Grand Chaudiere
Snow FinchStorm Bird - Northern Dancer
A Realgirl - In Reality
Simply Carina
El Prado
Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Fairy Bridge - Bold Reason
Lady CapuletSir Ivor - Sir Gaylord
Caps and Bells - Tom Fool
TheatricalNureyev - Northern Dancer
Tree Of Knowledge - Sassafras
Savannah SlewSeattle Slew - Bold Reasoning
Pilferer - No Robbery


The best female lines invariably have a significant bottom-female line ancestor (SigAnc), whose pedigree elements make her (and her female line descendants) close kin to a wide variety of ‘significant others’. In Heavenly Blue’s female line such a SigAnc exists, his 4th dam Pilferer, who is close kin to Roberto and Buckpasser, to the 2nd dams of Theatrical and El Prado, and to Reason To Earn and Fair Charmer from Seattle Slew. Pilferer’s daughter Savannah Slew (by Seattle Slew) is very close kin to AP Indy, also leading to Al Mufti (Roberto x Buckpasser) who is half brother to AP Indy’s dam. Pilferer’s dam Will Hail is close kin to Roberto, and is half sister to Tom Gate (by Buckpasser’s sire Tom Fool). Tom Gate (who rated 102 at 2 in UK) left a legacy in SA through daughters and granddaughters, notably Princess Daisy. Tom Fool makes for kin breeding in Will Hail, through his dam Gaga (who in turn links to Tom Fool’s sire Menow). Tom Fool is 2nd damsire of El Prado (damsire of Heavenly Blue). There is a strong presence of Hail To Reason in the dam of Heavenly Blue.

Suitable Lines

Heavenly Blue stands at Ascot Stud which is well endowed with

  • descendants of Al Mufti, and has lines of Roberto’s full brother Mullineaux. 
  • Other lines which might be suitable for Heavenly Blue could include Buckpasser (widespread, but notably in Northern Guest who is from Best In Show female line, National Assembly who is close kin to Spring Adieu (in Redoute’s Choice’ sire Danehill) and Al Mufti), Theatrical, Seattle Slew (and half brother Argosy).

(posted 2019)

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