Gai Waterhouse three-year-old Nobby Snip may be one of the youngest contenders in the 2012 Galaxy (1100m) but he is also the horse with form on the board ahead of Saturday’s feature race at Randwick.
The gelding has been unstoppable so far in 2012, winning by six-and-a-half lengths first-up at Canterbury before taking out the Listed Fireball Quality and the Eskimo Prince.
He was particularly impressive in the Fireball Quality, winning by nearly two lengths on a heavy (9) track ahead of Didntcostalot and Velrosso.
The Fireball victory will hold the gelding in good stead for Saturday, with the Randwick track currently rated as heavy and not expected to improve much by the weekend.
It will be the highly promising horse’s first attempt at Group level racing and he will have regular jockey Tommy Berry on board when he runs from barrier seven in the Randwick feature race.
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Horse Facts – Nobby Snip
- Jockey: Tommy Berry
- Barrier: 7
- Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
- Owner: S Yip
- Age: 3YO
- Gender: Gelding
- Breeding: by Snippetson out of Pine Away
- Career: 7 5-1-0
- Prize Money: $232,350
- Current Galaxy Odds: $6.00 at bookmaker.com.au
Why Nobby Snip can win the 2012 Galaxy
- He has unbelieveable form on the board, having won his three previous races
- He has a great record of five wins from seven starts
- He has proven he can run, and win, on wet tracks
- He has won at 1100 metres before
Why Nobby Snip can’t win the 2012 Galaxy
- He has never raced at Group level before
- He is one of the least experienced runners in the field
- Has the step up to Group 1 racing come too early?
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