Jul 28, 2019
First up at Gosford was Switching To Win, a 3YO son of the legendary Frankel who finally broke through on his 5th career start when getting out to a more suitable trip of 1900m for the first time. Bred to get over a trip being out of a Monsun mare, Travis Wolfgram utilised the inside draw and there was plenty of dash at the finish. Switching To Win was a $475,000 purchase from the Karaka Premier Yearling Sale.
Next up was Oribella, a 2yo daughter of Olympic Glory, having her third career start after a couple of minor placings. She has previously shown that she will appreciate a little bit of a trip and was stepping up to 1600m for the first time. She had an awkward barrier but jockey Travis Wolfgram got her travelling nicely back towards the tail of the field. She found plenty in the straight and had a great battle with the favourite all the way through to the line with Oribella proving too strong and providing her owners an early career victory. She looks a progressive type with plenty of fun ahead.
The celebratory drinks and excited dissections of the race replays had barely started to slow down when fellow Triple Crown runner Invincible Dash lined up for just his second career start. The 2yo son of I Am Invincible was set the task of taking on the older and more experienced horses. Whilst he showed some mid-race inexperience, he also showed his natural ability and once jockey Travis Wolfgram angled him to the outside and found clear air, Invincible Dash put the after-burners on in an effort to chase down the leaders who had a good 5 lengths start in the straight. He displayed a great turn-of-foot to reel them in down the short Gosford straight and produce a thrilling win on the line. It was at this point the large army in red erupted in excitement and Travis reported later that he was startled by the sudden roar from the crowd as he crossed the line.
It was a great day for the Snowden Racing team and Travis Wolfgram was on board all three winners who also deserves credit for a ‘great day at the office’
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