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Bounding Gets her First Australian Win

Sep 10, 2015

Trainer Ken Keys is looking forward to a race day free of Snowdens.

His star sprinter Rich Enuff again played bridesmaid to the father-and-son duo of Peter and Paul Snowden at Caulfield, finishing second to the Sydney pairs’ speedy mare Bounding.

It wasn’t exactly déjà vu, but it was close enough. Last year Rich Enuff’s phenomenal run was ended when he was outpunched by the Snowdens’ Shooting to Win in the Caulfield Guineas.

Kerrin McEvoy took the sit on Bounding behind Rich Enuff and Miss Promiscuity, pulled out at the 300m mark and then put four lengths on the Cranbourne sprinter by the line. Miss Promiscuity finished a neck back in third.

It was comeback galloper Rich Enuff’s first run since November.

“I am finding the Snowdens a little bit hard to beat,” Keys said.

“But he did everything right, there was no unprofessionalism about him at all. He led and he had to face that little bit of breeze and the winner had that nice, kind run.

“At this level you are never going to win every time, so we are not worried about that. He’s got that bit of room to improve.”

Bounding after winning at Caulfield in stunning circumstances. Picture: Getty Images

   

Peter Snowden said former New Zealand mare Bounding came to their stable after its last start with an impeccable record, seven wins and six seconds from 14 starts.

“She settled really well, Kerrin was able to get her into that perfect spot, she relaxed well, she towed him around the corner and then let down beautifully,” Snowden said.

The trainer said Saturday’s victory was part of a carefully laid plan that could see the mare back at Caulfield late next month chasing Group 1 glory.

“I think the Rupert Clarke is tailor-made for her, but time will tell, and weight will tell — it’s a handicap, so we’ll just have to see what happens between now and then,” he said.

Kerrin McEvoy gives bounding a pat on the head after her win. Picture: Colleen Petch

   

The Snowdens are masters at putting extra polish on top class mares, having experienced Group 1 success after their stable inherited Miracles Of Life.

Now it is Bounding. A group of New Zealand owners sent the horse to the Sydney training partnership after she finished second in the GH Mumm Stakes at Flemington during last year’s spring carnival.

“They were good before we got them, so I just kept her (Bounding) ticking over. I’m just lucky enough to have her here today and I’m very appreciative of that,” Snowden said.

The Snowdens now have seven winners from their past 13 starters at Caulfield.

Danny Russell Herald Sun

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