Snowden Duo Targets 2015 Ramornie Handicap

June 24, 2015

Snowden Duo Targets 2015 Ramornie Handicap

Father and son training duo Peter & Paul Snowden have two nice winter sprinters set to face off during next month’s Grafton Cup Carnival with Dothraki and I’ve Got The Looks targeting the Ramornie Handicap 2015.

Dothraki

Dothraki is one of two 2015 Ramornie Handicap hopes for Peter & Paul Snowden this winter at Grafton. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Held on Wednesday July 8 at Grafton Racecourse, the $150,000 Listed Crowe Horwath Ramornie Handicap (1200m) is the next notable target for stablemates Dothraki and I’ve Got The Looks who are both recent winners during the winter in Queensland.

Improving Mossman four-year-old Dothraki posted his fifth career win at start number 21 at the Gold Coast on Tattersall’s Tiara Day, June 20, when narrowly beating home Target In Sight home in the Group 3 Tattersall’s 150th Anniversary Stakes (1200m).

That was an improved effort on the gelding’s last start eighth behind That’s A Good Idea in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Scone nearly a month earlier and was the horse’s first run in the Sunshine State since his eighth behind Sir Moments in last year’s Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

I’ve Got The Looks meanwhile failed to make an impression at Doomben last time out on May 23 when eighth, beaten just over three lengths, behind Peace Force in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m).

Before that however the five-year-old Choisir mare enjoyed two black-type wins on the trot firstly over Estonian Princess at the Gold Coast in the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) on April 25 and then taking out the Listed Junamo Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on May 9.

Peter Snowden was the previous head trainer for Darley Australia, now Godolphin, and for Sheikh Mohammed-owned operation won the Ramorine Handicap twice with Pinwheel (2010) and Jerezana (2011).

Now he is hoping one of his two chances in 2015 can give him his first in partnership with his son Paul.

“The Ramornie is a great race,” Snowden told Racing and Sports.

“It’s well respected and carry’s a big badge as far as I’m concerned.

“I’ve been lucky enough to win it twice. To win it again, training with Paul, would be very special.”

Of the two Ramornie Handicap-bound sprinters for Team Snowden it is the former Gerald Ryan-trained Dothraki, who is in his first preparation for his new trainers, who looks the most likely to salute having pulled through the Group 3 win at the Gold Coast well.

“The Ramornie has been on the radar for some time with him,” Snowden said.

“We wanted to see how he got through Saturday first before committing.

“He had excuses at Scone first up then trialled well and I thought he was dominant on Saturday when he presented well.

“It was a very good win and showed he is right on track for the Ramornie which looks an ideal race for him.

“He’s pulled up well and came home from Brisbane Monday.

“I’ll just keep him ticking over until the Ramornie. He’s a nice horse, a good natured horse, who is pretty straight forward and easy to train.

“The horse has a lot of owners in the syndicate that race him and they all enjoy their racing. They’re all very excited about having a runner in the Ramornie.”

Snowden was also pleased with the winter form of I’ve Got The Looks, a winner of eight of her 20 starts to date, and wasn’t ruling out her chances in the lucrative Grafton sprint.

“She’s been in really good form,” he said.

“She’s a nice mare who has been very consistent throughout her career with a good record.

“She’s won two Listed races this time in and deserves her chance in a race like the Ramornie.”

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