Monday, 27 June 2011
: Leading trainer Peter Snowden is taking aim at a second successive win in the $130,000 WHK Ramornie Handicap at Grafton on July 13.
| Peter Snowden|
Photo by Racing and Sports
Snowden will not be returning with last year's Ramornie winner Pinwheel
after his win in the Healy Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday as he plans to freshen the sprinter for his next race in Melbourne in August.
However the head trainer for Darley Australia plans to nominate another three members of his vast stable for the Ramornie (1200m).
“I'll nominate Mascareri, Skytrain and Jerezana
for the Ramornie,” Snowden said on Monday.
“I'd love to have a Ramornie runner. Last year was fantastic.
“It will all depend on how the horses are going and I want to have a good look at the field and weights before making up my mind.”Mascareri
, the winner of seven from 17 starts, and Skytrain
, with five wins from 16 starts, finished fifth and fourth in last Friday's $100,000 Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford.Jerezana
, a four-year-old mare, has had two unlucky runs in the Dane Ripper Stakes and Gai Waterhouse Stakes at Ipswich at her past two starts after a brilliant win in the Scone Cup in May.
Snowden also plans to enter Adroitly
for the $40,000 Tursa Grafton Guineas (1600m) on Ramornie day.
Takeover Target Stakes runner-up Motspur
is also heading for the Ramornie in a bid to give his Newcastle trainer Kris Lees his first success in the feature sprint.
Melbourne's champion trainer Peter Moody is also considering a Ramornie Handicap start for the in-form Mr Make Believe
and may also send the Stuart Ramsay-owned Third Day for the $160,000 Wykes Tyrepower Grafton Cup (2300m) on July 14.Third Day
is scheduled to race at Sandown Wednesday.
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