Snowden Brothers Trained Capitalist Rewards Faithful Backers
Was the Snowden operation perhaps holding Capitalist back a bit in the Todman Stakes in order to get longer odds on their horse in the Golden Slipper Stakes? If so, that strategy worked to perfection when Capitalist took the feature race at Rosehill Gardens.
In his previous four races, Capitalist could not get odds better than $1.65, so his backers had to be content with modest paydays. He was all the way down to $1.22 in the Todman Stakes when he fell to Kiss And Make Up. That race let him approach the Slipper the day prior at $10 and finally jumping at $8.
Pre-race favourite Extreme Choice had a disastrous start and even though he ran exceedingly well, a 1200m race does not allow for poor starts. He finished eighth. Flying Artie, also ahead of Capitalist in the odds before the race, finished third.
The Waterhouse trained Kiss And Make Up, the horse that sent Capitalist down in the Todman Stakes, was never a factor in the Golden Slipper. She finished far back in ninth.
The odds on Capitalist lengthened when he pulled up sore over the hindquarter and many punters abandoned him, even though the horse had won the Magic Million 2YO Classic in January.