Snitzify salutes at Hawkesbury
SNITZIFY proved too classy for his rivals at Hawkesbury on Thursday, handling the step up in trip with aplomb to land the Colts, Geldings & Entires Class 1 Handicap (1400m) in good style.
The son of Snitzel broke well under Nick Heywood and settled in an ideal position, one off one back on the heels of the leader.
He travelled strongly throughout and hit the front early in the straight, before pricking his ears and repelling all challengers to score handsomely by half a length.
Snitzify had no problems on his first attempt at the trip and was strong to the line in the 1400m contest, which should open a few more doors as he steps up in class later this preparation.
“It was good to see him win like that,” winning co-trainer Peter Snowden said. “It looked like he was always going to win, it just took forever for him to put them away. He just seemed to be waiting for them!
“His ears were pricked, he was looking at the grandstand and looking everywhere bar the winning post. But I always felt confident he was going to win.
“I don’t think seven furlongs is a problem and that’s definitely the right way to go with him. I thought he got through the testing conditions pretty well and I wouldn’t be frightened of running him on a heavy track again.
“He seems to be a very honest, genuine horse and hopefully he can go on and win a few more from here.”
Congratulations to Snowden Racing, his strapper Drew and to all his owners: Essjaydee (Mgr: S C Jamieson), B D Playford, V P Chau, Mrs C A Kelly, Mrs P Di Marco, J H Hezlett, J N Allen, Dr A Kuok, R Bates, J W Medland, S McMurray, Dr O K Chan, G F Radloff, K Bissett & Triple Crown Syndications (Mgr: C H Ward).