A son of Snitzel and carrying the China Horse Club colours for Newgate Farm and partners, Wild Ruler bears an uncanny resemblance to the 2016 Group II Roman Consul Stakes winner Russian Revolution.
Wild Ruler will also be chasing future Group I success following his dominant win in the $300,000 feature at Randwick on Saturday.
Ridden by James McDonald, the handsome, Peter and Paul Snowden-trained, colt raced clear to win by two lengths taking his overall record to three wins and two placings from just six starts with earnings of $594,225.
With one slot left in next weeks The Everest, the inevitable question was would connections be interested in backing up.
“My guys will talk to their guys and we will sort it out I suppose but this is what it is about today, a Group II is nothing to sneeze at and he has it on his resume now,” Paul Snowden said.
Purchased by China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar for $525,000 out of the Kia Ora Stud draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Wild Ruler made an exciting career debut when winning the $500,000 Inglis Nursery at Randwick back in December last year.
He has obviously come back even better at three and the best is still to come.
A colt with an international pedigree being from US Group II winner Gypsy Robin (USA), Wild Ruler is owned by his buyers and some of the racing industry’s most influential players including Newgate SF, Go Bloodstock, G1g Racing, Nick Vass, Glenlogan Park, Aston Bloodstock and Grant Bloodstock.