Ralph's Folly

Sire: Snitzel

Dam: Vital Mist

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Oct 19th, 2016

Country: Australia


R H Johns, G R Johns, T P Johns, Mrs B G Johns, M E Waugh, C T Blake, Mrs J Blake, P N Waters, T Wood & Miss V M Bray





Foaled 19th October 2016

SireRedoute's ChoiceDanehillDanzig
SNITZEL (AUS) Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
2002Snippets' LassSnippetsLunchtime
  Snow FinchStorm Bird
DamEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
VITAL MIST (AUS) Shoal CreekStar Way
2007Ylang YlangHennessyStorm Cat
  Princess AlydarAlydar

SNITZEL (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 7 wins-4 at 2, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire in 2016-17. Sire of 844 rnrs, 617 wnrs, 83 SW, inc. Shamus Award (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Estijaab, Invader, Trapeze Artist, Redzel, Russian Revolution, Hot Snitzel, Sweet Idea, Sizzling, Snitzerland, Summer Passage, Wandjina, Heavenly Blue, Spill the Beans, Menari, Snitty Kitty, Thronum, French Emotion, Time for War, Flying Snitzel, Showtime, Tangled, etc.


1st dam

VITAL MIST, by Encosta de Lago. Winner at 1200m in Aust. This is her fourth foal. Dam of two foals to race-

Charlie Garcon (g. by Myboycharlie). 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$153,735, to 2016-17, 2d MRC Mypunter.com H., Ladbrokes H., Viatek 2YO H., Spicer Thoroughbreds H., 3d MVRC Telstra Phonewords 2YO H.

Misteed (f. by Exceed and Excel). Placed at 2 in 2017-18, 2d ATC Win $10k Cash 2YO H.


2nd dam

YLANG YLANG, by Hennessy. Winner at 9½f in GB. Three-quarter-sister to NOVEMBER SNOW, SCATMANDU, A Chance of Storm (dam of GRASS WORLD), half-sister to LADY SOROLLA. Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Viva Ocho. 8 wins from 1300m to 1600m in Macau, Macau Japan Racing Association Trophy, Musket H., Flemington H., 2d Macau Singapore Turf Club Goodwill Cup, 3d Macau Ayr H., 4th Macau Star of the Sand S., L.


3rd dam

PRINCESS ALYDAR, by Alydar. Placed in U.S.A. Half-sister to STUTZ BEARCAT, STUTZ BLACKHAWK, STUTZ FINWHALE, STUTZ GOLDRUSH (dam of SKY CHARIOT), Stutz Firehawk (dam of PEREGRINO, SORTILEGIO), Misty Panorama (dam of FINAL APPROVAL, TO BE APPROVED), Selket's Treasure (dam of BROTHER, ILLAKA). Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

NOVEMBER SNOW (Storm Cat). Joint top filly on The 1992 USA 3YO Free H. 8 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 1¼m, US$554,628, Saratoga Alabama S., Gr.1, Test S., Gr.1, Belmont Rare Perfume S., Gr.2, Woodbine My Dear S., L, Calder Boca Raton S., L, Hialeah Poinsettia S., L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Saratoga Ballerina S., Gr.1, Calder Ta Wee S., L, Gulfstream Park Davona Dale S., L, 3d Belmont Go for Wand S., Gr.1, Turfway Breeders' Cup H., Gr.2. Dam of-

November Slew (Seattle Slew). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, Churchill Downs Allowance, 2d Del Mar Sorrento S., Gr.2. Dam of-

HIRABOKU WILD (Wild Rush). 7 wins from 1400m to 1700m, 142,933,000¥, Hanshin Galaxy S., L, Polaris S., L, Tokyo Kumpu S., Fukushima Hoso Sho.

Eagle Island. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

EZMOSH (Tizway). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f to 2018, Arlington Classic S., Gr.3.

Arctic Drift. Winner at 7f in U.S.A. Dam of-

KUROSHIO (Exceed and Excel). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$327,400, MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, VRC Herald Sun Superracing S., L, 2d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L, 3d MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, Debutant S., L. Sire.

BELIEVE'N'SUCCEED (Exceed and Excel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$191,200, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, MVRC Variety Children's Charity H., 3d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L, VRC Moomba P., L, 4th MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1. Dam of-

BOUNDING (Lonhro). Champion Sprinter in NZ in 2013-14. Top Filly on The 2013-14 NZ 3YO Free H (1200m-1600m). 8 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$408,675, A$289,250, ARC Railway S., Gr.1, Mr Tiz Trophy, Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, MRC Heath S., Gr.3, Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr.3, Counties RC Murdoch Newell S., L, ARC Barfoot & Thompson 2YO S., 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, ATC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.2, GH Mumm S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3.

AGULHAS (Exceed and Excel). 2 wins at 1000m, 1050m, A$108,920, SAJC Redelva S., L, 2d VRC Nouvelle Star H., ATC Gosford Memberships 2YO H., 3d ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H.

Indian Snow. Unraced. Dam of-

MORNING LINE (Tiznow). 5 wins from 7f to 9f, US$1,251,300, Aqueduct Carter H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Mervyn Leroy H., Gr.2, Parx Racing Pennsylvania Derby, Gr.2, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Donn H., Gr.1, 3d Hollywood Park Triple Bend H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Hal's Hope S., Gr.3, 4th Hollywood Park Californian S., Gr.2. Sire.

SCATMANDU (Storm Cat). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 6½f to 8½f, US$330,789, Aqueduct Sport Page H., Gr.3, Delaware Park Leonard Richards S., L, Aqueduct Allowance, 3d Aqueduct Cowdin S., Gr.2, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.2, Jerome H., Gr.2, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.2, Laurel Annapolis H., L, 4th Saratoga Jim Dandy S., Gr.2. Sire.

LADY SOROLLA (Pancho Villa). 4 wins at 1m, 8½f, US$202,975, Del Mar Vieille Vigne H., L, Santa Anita Allowance-twice, 2d Fairplex Las Madrinas H., L, 3d Hollywood Wildcat S., L.

Princess the Great. 3 wins at 2m in Ireland. Dam of-

O'Keefe. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, Rome Premio Commodore Black, Premio Mignard. Dam of-

MONACHESI (Key of Luck). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1700m to 2100m, €295,279, Rome Premio Botticelli, L, Premio Villa Borghese, L, Premio Chiadina, 2d Rome Premio Roma, Gr.1. Sire.

My Last Alibi. Winner at 9f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Western Princess (Gone West). Winner at 2, 3d Belmont Fashion S., L. Producer.

Silver Express (Unbridled's Song). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 9f, 2d Pimlico Barbaro S., L, 3d Delaware Park Floor Show S., L.

A Chance of Storm. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

GRASS WORLD (Rahy). 7 wins at 1600m, 1700m, 226,740,000¥, Nakayama Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, L, 2d Tokyo Keio Hai Spring Cup, Gr.2, Sports Nippon Sho Kyoto Kimpai, L, 3d Nakayama Fuji S., L, Lord Derby Challenge Trophy, L.

Arashi Cat (Fusaichi Pegasus). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 6½f, 3d Hollywood Prevue S., Gr.3, Oak Tree Jack Goodman S., L, 4th Santa Anita San Pedro S., L.

Brush of Fortune. Raced once. Dam of-

LECTURING LYNN (Pulpit). 4 wins from 6f to 8½f, Northlands Park Sonoma H., L, Hastings Park Hong Kong Jockey Club H., L, Northlands Park Chariot Chaser H., L, 3d Hastings Park British Columbia Oaks, Gr.3.