Snippets Land Wins BRC Sprint

Snippets Land mustered a monumental late turn of foot to overcome a talented field at Doomben this afternoon and win the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) in impressive fashion.

Snippets Land produced a career-best performance to win the Group 3 BRC Sprint at Doomben this afternoon. Photo: Daniel Costello

Snippets Land produced a career-best performance to win the Group 3 BRC Sprint at Doomben this afternoon. Photo: Daniel Costello

Snippets Land jumped from barrier 9 well this afternoon, but was settled off the pace of early leaders Coolring, Religify and Sure And Fast who flew the gates and ensured plenty of early tempo would be injected into the race.

Rounding onto the final straight blocked and with plenty to do, jockey Blake Shinn pulled the Snippetson gelding wide and was greeted with a massive turn of foot; the five-year-old pipping a runaway Religify on the line.

Shinn has shown a clear affiliation with Doomben racing through recent seasons, and was pleased with deliver Peter & Paul Snowden a win on 2016 Doomben Cup Day.

“He got in really well at the weights today and slightly awkward draw, but I was able to navigate across pretty well and let the speed go because he settled really nicely,” Shinn said.

“Just manoeuvred my way out into the clear at the turn and he knuckled down and really had that desire to win today, which got him over the line.

“Just rapt to get another winner at this Brisbane Winter Carnival, I love coming up here every year.”

Peter Snowden was on hand for Snippets Land in the BRC Sprint, and revealed the team are unlikely to use the ballot-free entry into the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap offered to this afternoon’s winner.

“It was a super effort,” Snowden said.

“We spoke before the race, Blake and I, and just thought how much pace is there. We didn’t want to get too far back but wanted to be in a position where he could get there, and he ride it nicely.

“Full credit to the horse too; he did a great job. He’s no superstar, but very genuine and put his best foot forward today – probably one of his best wins.

“Little steps with this horse. It’s his Grand Final; he wasn’t going to run here, he was going to run in a month’s time in the Eye Liner at Ipswich.

“I threw a nom in, looking at the weights I thought we looked a chance on paper, and it worked out perfectly.”

Shinn will ride Kiwi raider Volkstok’n’Barrell in the featured Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in Brisbane this afternoon, who remains a $6 chance with

2016 BRC Sprint Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 6 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 55kg $14
2 7 RELIGIFY Chris Waller James McDonald 0.2L 4 54.5kg $3.80F
3 4 ARTLEE Todd Willan Michael Cahill 2L 3 55.5kg $3.90
4 10 TRUBIA Michael Lakey Jim Byrne 3.3L 6 54kg $9.50
5 9 SURE AND FAST Paul Murray Jason Collett 3.8L 2 54kg $15
6 5 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 3.9L 1 55.5kg $9
7 12 ALDINI David Kelly Tim Clark 4L 10 54kg $101
8 2 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 5.8L 7 58.5kg $17
9 13 TAN TAT DIAMOND Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 6L 13 54kg $31
10 8 TERONADO Bruce W Hill Glen Colless 6.1L 5 54kg $51
11 11 HARADA BAY John & Chris Meagher Robbie Fradd 6.9L 12 54kg $101
12 3 COOLRING Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 13.9L 8 56kg $13
13 1 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Thomas Sadler (a) 16.4L 11 59kg $8.50


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