Snowden Shooting To Win Melbourne’s Guineas Double

January 13, 2015

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Snowden Shooting To Win Melbourne’s Guineas Double

After earlier indications the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win would race exclusively in Sydney this coming autumn carnival there is now a chance the star colt could vie for an exclusive double by running in Melbourne’s 2015 Australian Guineas.

Shooting To Win (outside)

Shooting To Win (outside) could look to become just the second horse ever to complete the Caulfield Guineas / Australian Guineas double. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Northern Meteor three-year-old has won four of his seven career starts so far for over $906,000 in prize money, the bulk of that earned on October 11 with his quarter length win over Rich Enuff in the $1 million Group 1 BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

That followed a top spring campaign at home in Sydney that included an impressive three length victory over Scissor Kick in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill one run before his Guineas triumph.

Now Shooting To Win could get a chance to become a dual Group 1 Guineas winner in Melbourne with co-trainer Peter Snowden naming the $500,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 7 as a possible aim.

Currently stabled at the Snowden’s Randwick base, Shooting To Win is gearing up for a huge autumn with his major aim being the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at The Royal on April 4.

Snowden said they would be entering the young champ for both the Australian Guineas as well as the Sydney equivalent, the $600,000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held on the same day with a decision on which to accept for to be made later.

“He’ll definitely be nommed in both races and, if for some reason we think he’s got a better chance in Melbourne, I’ll have no qualms in sending him down there no problem whatsoever,” Snowden told RSN’s Racing Ahead.

“He’s been there and done it and handles that way of going well and it’ll definitely give us another option on that day.

“That’ll be his second run back this time, so we’ll use it to our benefit and see what happens.”

The only three-year-old to complete the rare Caulfield Guineas / Australian Guineas double in history was Mahogany who did it in 1993/94.

To help get Shooting To Win ready to possibly attempt to be the next, he will trial at Randwick over 1050m this Thursday after Snowden, who stands by the decision, sent him to the paddock straight after his Group 1 victory.

“There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind at all (that was the right decision),” Snowden said.

“That one run too many can be the one that breaks their back. We pulled out at the right time and hopefully he repays us some dividends this time through.”

From his first trial he will have two more hit-outs before a first-up run at Rosehill Gardens in the $200,000 Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) on February 21.

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