Snowdens To Hunt Black Type For Tenacious Denpurr

By Racing And Sports

Promising filly Denpurr overcame a big weight and difficulties in the run to score a tenacious resuming win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained filly had shown good promise as a juvenile including a win at Warwick Farm before finishing down the track in the Group 3 Ken Russell Classic at the Gold Coast.

Sent out a $5 chance for her resuming run in the TAB Place Multi Handicap (1200m), jockey Blake Shinn said Denpurr copped a significant bump during the middle stages of the race.

The filly maintained her focus and found plenty in the straight under 59kg to hit the front and hold off the late challenge of Ocean Tempest.

Denpurr had a nose to spare on the line with James Cumming’s Ocean Tempest ($19) catching the eye with a closing performance at her second race start.

Gone To Paris ($15) was three-quarters-of-a-length away in third, the winner clocking 1.10.55 on a good 4 track.

Peter Snowden highlighted Denpurr’s resilience to overcome the challenges, praising the filly’s talent and attitude.

Snowden said while the race at the Gold Coast had not gone to plan for Denpurr in the winter, the trip away had been the makings of her and said the stable would now seek some black type for the daughter of Denman.

Shinn praised the filly’s tenacity and fighting attitude, predicting bigger wins in her future.