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Russian Revolution Salutes On Debut
Well bred colt Russian Revolution (Snitzel - Ballet d'Amour, by Stravinsky) made the perfect start to his career when making a winning debut at Canterbury yesterday. Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, Russian Revolution was declared the winner of the Schweppes Handicap (1100m) after stewards upheld a protest against the Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding Diamonds Are (Foxwedge). Russian Revolution's jockey Blake Shinn lodged a protest against Diamonds Are alleging interference over the concluding stages. "My horse was shifted out three to four horse widths and I feel that stopped his momentum," Shinn told stewards. Racing in the red and yellow star silks of the China Horse Club for a syndicate that also includes SF Bloodstock, Russian Revolution is by Snitzel out of the Stravinsky mare Ballet d'Amour and was a $320,000 purchase for the China Horse Club & Michael Wallace Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Vinery Stud. Should he be successful at black-type level Russian Revolution will become a valuable stallion prospect being a direct descendant of celebrated blue hen Fanfreluche, ancestress of Gr1 winners and star Australian sires Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago.