TWO-YEAR-OLD debutant Single Story wrote his own script at Kembla Grange on Thursday as he swooped over the top of the field to claim victory in the Maiden Plate over 1200m, for Triple Crown’s third winner of the week.
Taking on the older horses, Single Story settled in the second half of the field before travelling menacingly into the race, and Blake Shinn let down his charge in the straight with Single Story powering past his rivals to claim a decisive victory.
At times a difficult horse to train, the magic touch of Peter & Paul Snowden rubbed off once more, with a special mention to trackwork rider Donovan Howell for all his hard work with the horse.
The result left Peter delighted for the horse and his team.
“He was a real handful early so to see him come out and get a result like that is very satisfying for the whole team,” said Snowden.
“We were going to go forward, but he didn’t want to go forward; he’s that sort of horse. He did everything perfect today and I’ll give him every compliment after that.
“Hopefully he can keep going on with it.”
Single Story was a $150,000 purchase by Not A Single Doubt from the Inglis Classic Sale, and is out of a half-sister to the speedy three-time Group 1 winner Shamekha.
Congratulations to all his owners for the debut win!
SOME terrific performances over the weekend from the Triple Crown string saw the team come away with a fine double at Newcastle as two-year-old Military Zone and flying mare Classic Thoughts scored victories.
On only his second racecourse start, Military Zone tracked the leader and powered his way to the lead at the two-furlong mark, holding off the attentions of stablemate Lions Head by a length to delight his enthusiastic set of owners!
And on the penultimate race on the card, four-year-old mare Classic Thoughts came with a searching run on the outside to swoop the field after settling at the rear, to claim a sensational double for Triple Crown and their owners, Snowden Racing and jockey Adrian Layt.
A horse to keep an eye on as he progresses, Military Zone has impressed in his recent work and made light work of the older horses to win this Maiden Handicap over 1200m with an air of authority.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden “A great result and a super run,” said Snowden. “To be able to do what he did suggests he has good ability.
“Once he got cover he relaxed really well and he sprinted hard the last furlong and a half. It was a great effort and he’ll improve for that run as he gains in fitness.”
By the Snowden-trained dual Group 1 winner Epaulette, Military Zone is from the family of dual Group 1 winning star Toorak Toff, and was a $140,000 purchase from the Three Bridges draft at the Inglis Premier sale.
Classic Thoughts has shown significant improvement in her last preparations, getting off the mark at Newcastle over 1850m last time in, and this victory over an inadequate trip of 1400m in the Class 1 Handicap suggests she’s on track for an excellent preparation as she goes over further ground.
“A very good effort today,” said Peter Snowden. “We’d have been disappointed to have been beaten as she got blocked at the furlong and then produced a great effort once she got into running.
“She hit the line really well and based on that she could well be in for a good preparation as she gets steps up in trip and gets that fitness into her.”
Adrian Layt was in the saddle for both rides, and he took to Twitter to express his delight and scoring a double for the Triple Crown team.
Wrapped to grab a couple of winners today @newcastleraces_ for @TripleCrownSynd and @SnowdenRacing1 Military Zone 2yr old beating the older horses and little Classic Thoughts tried hard coming from last off a slow run race savaging the line. Great effort from both horses.
— Adrian Layt 🏇 (@adrianlayt) July 7, 2018
A terrific weekend for the team, and congratulations to the winning owners of Military Zone and Classic Thoughts!
SNITZEL gelding ONSLAUGHT was emphatic in cruising to victory at Sandown on Wednesday in the BenchMark 78 Handicap over 1300m.
Jumping into a prominent position under Damian Lane, Onslaught tracked the leaders on the rail and, travelling much the superior in the straight, Onslaught was produced for a run off heels and hammered his rivals under a hands and heels ride to win by four lengths.
— Racing.com (@Racing) July 4, 2018
Jockey Damian Lane said the result was never in doubt.
“The race panned out perfectly,” said Lane.
” I Had a good draw which helps and we managed to get nice cover. Once I was able to get him into clear air he was never going to get beat.”
Onslaught takes his record to six wins from 16 starts, adding a further $22,000 to his prize money earnings.
Congratulations to his owners on a superb result!
SMART MISSILE has proven a prolific source of winners, with the Champion First-Season sire scoring 8 winners in the last 7 days to take his tally to 104 winners for the season, 13 more than any other third-season sire.
Included in his recent flurry of winners is MASCULINO, who secured back-to-back city wins at Caulfield on Saturday when carrying 60kgs to victory in the Open 3YO Handicap worth $120,000.
And he may yet have a filly of the highest quality among his progeny, after SMART MELODY won by over five lengths at Canterbury last week, to earn quotes among the top fancied runners for the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes on September 22.
The unbeaten filly scored convincingly at the metropolitan track, after winning by an equally dominant margin at Newcastle on debut on June 9.
Smart Missile has been such a prolific source of winners, that he has had more horses greet the judge in front than Champion Sire Snitzel at the same time in their careers!
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A SPECTACULAR run in this very race 12 months ago saw Gold Symphony come away victorious in the Listed Civic Stakes after he produced a surging run on the outside to beat The Monstar at Rosehill Gardens.
And the dual Group 3 winner is back for more after a running-on performance in the Listed June Stakes over an inadequate trip of 1100m a fortnight ago.
The leading son of Reward For Effort steps up to 1350m for Saturday’s assignment, and is bidding to become Triple Crown’s sixth individual Stakes winner for the season.
Drawn in barrier 17 does not provide Gold Symphony with any favours, and he’ll have to circumnavigate the field under Adam Hyeronimus in the feature race on the card.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden has been encouraged by his work, but acknowledges the task he faces from the wide draw.
“I’m really happy with the horse,” said Snowden. “He’s come back in great order and his first up run was very encouraging.
“The draw is a shocker and he’ll have his work cut out from there, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he runs a really tidy race as he’s going really well.
THE final two shares remain in our striking colt by the Champion First-Season Sire SMART MISSILE, who is steeped in pedigree, being out of a half-sister to THREE Group 1 winners!
Physically imposing and a graceful mover, this colt has impressed at every stage of his development from his purchase at the sale, through breaking in and his two preparations in at Snowden Racing to date.
“He’s doing everything right; a great mover and very tractable” – Peter Snowden
About to return to work once more after a spell where he has grown both physically and mentally in the paddock, he is a very well natured colt, taking everything in his stride and progressing really well!
“A lovely colt with plenty of personality. A great mover and very professional” – Toby Pracey, Breaker, Muskoka Farm
By SMART MISSILE, a stallion that has more winners than Champion Sire Snitzel at the same stage in their career at stud, having notched up an incredible 103 winners this season alone!!
Triple Crown having an exceptional record racing the progeny of Smart Missile, with Island Missile and Jericho both Stakes placed horses, and this colt looks very much of the same build and mannerisms.
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The dam is a half-sister to no less than THREE Group 1 winners, including Champion 3YO Colt HEADTURNER & Caulfield Guineas winner ANACHEEVA, while Group 2 Premiere Stakes winner KRONER is also a half-sibling to the dam.
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LAST YEAR’S Everest winner REDZEL has returned to work at Snowden Racing ahead of a spring preparation focused on defending his title in the world’s richest race on turf.
The Triple Crown Syndications star five-year-old took home the lion’s share of the $10 Million prize pool in the inaugural running of the event which captured the attention of the globe.
This year the race is worth a staggering $13 Million and Triple Crown will be joining forces with Mr Zhang’s Yulong Investments to race the leading son of Champion Sire Snitzel in the coveted race at Royal Randwick on October 13, 2018.
During a stellar 2017, Redzel went unbeaten in six runs from April, collecting the Group 1 pair of the Doomben 10,000 and Darley Classic, in addition to The Everest, to be widely acknowledged as the most feared sprinter on the planet.
After spending a rejuvenating six weeks in the spelling paddock, Redzel is back into his work at Snowden Racing’s Randwick stable, with co-trainer Peter Snowden plotting a repeat success in the showpiece event.
“He looks amazing,” said Snowden. “He’s really enjoyed his break and has had an easy week back in the stable just trotting and cantering and is very fresh in himself.
“He’s come back in great condition and we’ll be stepping up his work shortly.
“It’s great to have the slot in the race locked in early this year and that gives us time to prepare him with the sole focus of retaining that title.
“It was a fantastic moment for not just myself but my family as well when winning the race last year, the day had a really special feel about it and we can’t wait to be involved once more.”
The FINAL share remains: “Forward in size and strength, she’s everything I like to see in an early 2YO runner”
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This is big and strong and a fluent mover, with co-trainer Peter Snowden thrilled with her progress so far.
“She’s a nice, big filly,” said Snowden. “She’s forward in size and strength and a great mover, everything I like to see in an early 2YO runner.
“We’ve had her in the stable for several weeks now and she’s doing everything right, showing us to be quite a precocious type. The Rubick’s have all had a great nature about them and are nice and strong.
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The genetics of this filly are exceptional, with this breeding cross already proven to be a huge success at the very highest level, with Champions ZOUSTAR, CHAUTAUQUA & DELAGO DELUXE bred on this exact same cross, while Group 1 winners ENGLISH and COSMIC ENDEAVOUR are also bred on the ENCOSTA DE LAGO/DANEHILL cross.
Horses out of FASTNET ROCK mares have had sensational success recently, with SANTA ANA LANE now a three-time Group 1 winner after winning the Stradbroke Handicap as well as Group winners TIVACI and OMEI SWORD.
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SHARES are selling FAST in our outstanding SMART MISSILE colt, with over 70% of shares sold since his release! And it’s no wonder – this colt is a stunning physical type and possesses a black-type pedigree – with the dam a half-sister to no less than THREE Group 1 winners AND a Group 2 winner!
A graceful mover and imposing stature, this colt has impressed at every stage since his purchase, with co-trainer Peter Snowden delighted with his progress.
“He’s a very tractable horse,” said Snowden of the colt, who is well into his second preparation at the Snowden stable. “He’s been a very straight forward colt and is taking to the education process very well.
“We’ve done some pacework with him and he’s moved very nicely in his evens work over the final furlong.
“I couldn’t be happier with him. He’s doing everything right and has a very good nature.”
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