Capitalist to San Domenico Russian Revolution to Vain Stakes
It could be construed as a case of divide and conquer, except the strategy of the Snowden brothers in sending Capitalist to Rosehill and Russian Revolution to Caulfield does not fit the classic definition of that strategy.
Golden Slipper Stakes winner Capitalist skipped the Missile Stakes to avoid running in the mud at Randwick and will make the Group III San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill his first up, whilst Russian Revolution is going to seek fortune in the Group III Vain Stakes at Caulfield. Both races are 1100 metres.
It seems a logical move, rather than to put them both in the same race and having one beat the other.
Capitalist has never finished worse than second in five official races. Kiss And Make Up got the better of him in the Group II Todman Stakes at Randwick back in March.
Russian Revolution had two wins in June, the first at Canterbury and the second at Randwick, so his full potential is yet to be discovered.
Capitalist will get a 4 kg penalty to go along with the 56 kg set weight in the San Domenico Stakes. The race is worth $150,000.
The Group III Vain Stakes is the first group race of the season for colts and geldings only and is worth $150,000.