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Talented mare Miracles Of Life returned to devastating form for Peter and Paul Snowden over the 2015 Autumn Carnival and will reportedly be kept in fillies and mares company upon resuming in spring.
Beginning her racing career under the guidance of Adelaide-based trainer Daniel Clarken, Miracles Of Life was transferred to the care of the Snowdens prior to the 2014 Spring Carnival and immediately impressed in running a dead-heat with Bel Sprinter for success in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m).
Returning this year for success in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), the Not A Single Doubt mare boxed on for a credible third in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) before returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) most recently on May 2nd.
Revealing to Racing Ahead she is yet to return to training, Peter Snowden revealed Miracles Of Life could still be retired into a career as a broodmare rather than return to competition.
“I still haven’t got confirmation as to what the future will be,” Snowden said.
“I’ll probably get her in next week and start trotting and cantering her because the races for her are quite early in the season.
“She looked amazing when she went out and they said she’s done really well while she’s been out.
“I’ve just got to get the call as to whether to give her another trial or whether she’s going to be a mum.”
Confident the four-year-old still has plenty to offer racing, Snowden confirmed Miracles Of Life will not be set for the major Victorian sprint features but is more likely to contest races like the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) in late August.
“I’ll keep to her fillies and mares only,” he added.
“As good as she is, she’s certainly not up to the best sprinters we have.
“I think placed properly she can still be very competitive because she’s got a will to win and she’s never lost it.”
Miracles Of Life was posted an impressive eight wins and a four minors through just 17 career starts so far.
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