The Adam Durrant-trained 3yo Snippy Which had last crack at the leaders and ran right through the line to win the Ray Pozzi Memorial Plate (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

The Snippetson colt trailed the field out of the gates before making ground three back on the rails behind All Play (Playing God) and Eliteone (Ducimus).  Peeled wide on the corner by Clint Johnston-Porter, he flattened out in the straight before ranging up to collar Camera Action (Shooting To Win) right on the line.

“He’s lightly-raced and is building quite a record,” Durrant Racing reported.  “That was his first Saturday city win and we will be buying more talented yearlings at this year’s Magic Millions Sale.”

Snippy Which was a bargain $26,000 buy from Scenic Lodge at the 2022 Perth Magic Millions.  He won a Belmont juvenile on debut at the midweeks last July and his second prep is on a rising trajectory following a Class 1 win earlier this month at Bunbury.

“He’s still a colt but chills out,” Durrant said during his initial campaign.  “He has good, natural ability and I’m very keen on him.”

His dam Witchery Woman (Blackfriars) won up to 2200m at Ascot and second-dam Dedicated Miss (Mukaddamah) won to Group 3 level in the 2004 Hyperion Stakes and Strickland Stakes.  Both mares were prepared by Adam’s father Geoff Durrant and they also have Snippy Which’s 2yo full-brother who has been named Witchy Woods.

Scenic Lodge stallion Universal Ruler has also been in form with consecutive Saturday winners Indie Ruler and Here For Cheques at Ascot.  His Neville Parnham-trained 4yo The Horseman had doubled up at Bunbury last week following a Belmont win earlier this month.