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Gr1 Winner's Sibling Set For Debut
Ritzy, a 3YO half-sister to dual Gr1 winner Fiveandahalfstar, will make her debut in the Tab.com.au Plate (1250m) at Canterbury today. Trained by Anthony Cummings for owner Jonathan Munz's Pinecliff Racing, Ritzy is by Medaglia d'Oro out of the Snippets mare Cryptic Miss and was a $500,000 purchase by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud. Apart from Victoria Derby and BMW winner Fiveandahalfstar (Hotel Grand), Cryptic Miss has also produced talented filly Wordplay (Fastnet Rock), runner-up in the Gr3 Spring Stakes at Newcastle and fourth in a Gr1 Thousand Guineas. Ritzy will be ridden by Brenton Avdulla and will jump from barrier 8 in the nine horse field.