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ANAHEED STARS IN OPENER

Oct 15, 2018

Two-year-old Anaheed has romped home in the Victory Vein Plate to give Redzel's trainers Peter and Paul Snowden the perfect start to Everest day at Randwick.

The Snowdens-trained Redzel to win the 2017 Everest and introduced Anaheed to racing on Saturday.

Sent out as the $5 favourite, the filly streaked her two-year-old counterparts in the first race (1000m) to claim a maiden win by four lengths to Disruptor ($5.50) with Ready's Girl ($21) another two lengths third.

The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum-owned and bred filly by Fastnet Rock out of Group 1 winner Rostova, handled the heavy track with aplomb in her first career start.

Paul Snowden had a hunch she would not be troubled by the wet conditions after an impressive second trial at Warwick Farm earlier this week.

"That was a really good win," Snowden said.

"I was very happy with the way she handled the soft conditions on Monday and it wasn't a very testing trial.

"She still had a fair bit in hand."

Snowden said Anaheed was a throwback in terms of temperament to her Steve Richards-trained mother, who won the 2010 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville.

"She's pretty much a no-fuss filly," he said.

"I know the mare quite well. I saw (Rostova) race down in Melbourne when Steve Richards watched over her.

"She's thrown a fair bit to her. She's a real loose-walking filly. Great attitude and she's really stamped herself as something."

Snowden said the stable was now keen to give the young horse a rest.

"She's won a race. She's got a bit of money in the bank. It's all about that at this stage. We're just doing the right thing by her," he said.

Words: AAP Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers

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