Snowdens to Divide Two-Year-Old Troops in Magic Millions Bid
There are two prime methods for flooding a field.
One is to build a dam and another is to destroy a dam.
Flooding a field takes on a different connotation, however, when it comes to thoroughbred horseracing, where trainers will field so many horses that it is almost impossible for that trainer to not win or place, or at least run in the money.
Peter and Paul Snowden are not the first, nor will they be the last, but those two are trying to get as many of their crop of two-year-olds into the next Magic Millions 2YO Classic by splitting their forces between Sydney and Brisbane over the next month.
The Snowden stable has been at it for three years. They seem to have an inexhaustible supply of juveniles that could develop into the next Winx and splitting them up prevents them from knocking each other out of the Magic Millions.
“There’s always babies coming through – we are trying to qualify multiple runners so Brisbane is a serious option for us,” Paul Snowden said. “We have to try and break them up a bit because the prizemoney is vital. “They obviously have to put their hand up and earn a spot but you can’t be sitting around waiting for the Golden Slipper because weather on the day can put you out of play – we saw that earlier this year. The priority at the moment has to be the Magic Millions.”
There you have it, straight from the trainer’s mouth.
The Snowdens will debut Eawase for one, in the Merry Christmas ATC Members Handicap (1100 m) t Rosehill this weekend. She is the foal of previous Magic Million winner from 2011, Karuta Queen.
Bondi is another one the Snowdens intend to aim at the Magic Millions. They also have Legislation, a debut winner at Randwick and Wyong barrier trial winner Commissioner, ready to vie for a Millions slot.