Jan 18, 2016
Snippets Land enjoyed a perfectly timed run under in-form apprentice rider Winona Costin to salute in the Global Independent QC & Inspection Maroubra Mile (1600m) at Randwick on January 16.
The five-year-old son of Snippetson, who’s previous race win was on March 8 of last year, knocked off race-favourite Marenostro in the final stages of the opening event by 0.2 of a length.
The exciting city victory made it his fifth career win from sixteen starts for the Yellowbrick Road Co Pty Syndicate.
“His first run this campaign was ordinary; he had 62 kilos and made hard work of that finishing last but I thought there was merit in his second run back as he was wide and still had a big weight to carry,” explained Peter Snowden.
“The drop down in weight to 53kg and a race small in numbers was a big key today.
“He is older now and is probably suited to this longer trip.
“He does looks really well in himself and this win will do his confidence a lot of good.”
Costin, who’s riding in stellar form at the moment, added that having the blinkers off and racing on a soft track were also to his advantage.
“He has been out of form a little bit but he is a really nice horse.
“He loved the soft track and having the blinkers off helped.”
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