Nov 26, 2017
Team Snowden got the winning quinella in the $100,000 The HQ of Insurance BenchMark 71 Handicap (1400m) when Bull Market and Poetic Charmer finished one-two at Rosehill Gardens on November 25.
After taking time to find his feet early in the contest, three-year-old Written Tycoon colt Bull Market travelled solidly around the home turn under Tye Angland, coming off the back of fancied stablemate Poetic Charmer for an impressive head victory.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden was thrilled with the result.
“It’s a shame one had to beat the other but it’s the best result the stable could have,” Snowden said.
Angland added that it was a hard fought battle and that the colt is on the improve.
“To his credit he fought deep and it was a solid, hard battle for the two horses,” he said.
“It’s been about three or four weeks since I rode him. I think he’s probably going the right way on improving.”
Bull Market has now won two and placed second from seven starts for almost $90,000 in career earnings for his ownership group including Newgate Farm, Aquis Farm, China Horse Club, Horse Ventures and Winstar Farm.
Words: Sarah Peatling Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers
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