Snippetson had the WA 2YO premiership sewn up in April before first-season sire I’m All The Talk swooped in the final weeks of the season.
I’m All The Talk ($622,330) topped the table from Snippetson ($603,160) and All American ($370,695). The 9yo son of Stratum covered his first four books at Mungrup Stud before transferring to Darling View Thoroughbreds last month along with Playing God (Blackfriars).
Darling View’s Brent Atwell now stands four stallions with Patronize (Redoute’s Choice) and Lucky Street (Oratorio) already on the roster at Mundijong. “It’s full-on here now and the two new stallions have been very popular,” Atwell said. “Steph Mitchell worked with them at Mungrup and she has joined our team, too.”
Playing God stands for a WA-high $13,200 service fee and he’s already on the board as a Group 1 winning sire courtesy of Kay Cee in the 2019 Kingston Town Classic. Trainer Neville Parnham has side-stepped a Melbourne spring campaign with Kay Cee to concentrate on a running double in Perth’s premier weight-for-age event at Ascot on December 5.
Among the mares in Playing God’s first Darling View book is Russian Playmate (Dr Johnston). Owned by Geoff & Vicki Durrant, she is the dam of last year’s G1 ATC Metropolitan Hcp winner Come Play With Me.
I’m All The Talk won a G3 Skyline Stakes at Warwick Farm for Gary Portelli and he sired 6 first-crop winners in 2019-20 headed by Watch Me Dance (G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes). Madam Torio helped him clinch the 2YO title winning a Belmont nursery on July 22.