Snowden Trained Anaheed Wins the Percy Sykes Stakes

April 13, 2019

Snowden Trained Anaheed Wins the Percy Sykes Stakes

Peter and Paul Snowden trained two-year-old Anaheed claimed her third win at Randwick on Saturday in the Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m).

The filly by Fastnet Rock lapped up the firm track to win in a photo finish over the dazzling Flit, who flashed home late on the outside to fall short by a nose.

Anaheed, who won the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick last month entered Saturday’s race at $9.00 odds with Ladbrokes, making up a talented field of two-year-olds. Punters were spoiled for choice with six single-digit chances, but according to Paul Snowden, it was Anaheed’s resiliency that saw her over the line first.

Anaheed, above, dashes towards the line to win Saturday’s Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes by a nose. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

“It’s a testament to her toughness. We left it right up until Tuesday morning. The two fillies worked together and there was a cigarette paper between them” Snowden said after the race.

“They both applied themselves quite nicely in their work. We were more than happy to run but she had to do a little bit of work mid-race in the first three sections. What she has been able to do is quite remarkable in a long preparation.”

Jockey Tim Clark chose to sit on the speed out of the gate but cleverly moved from an early wide position to sit on the fence down the straight. Third place-getter Vilami challenged over the final furlong but faded late as Anaheed and Flit quickened towards the line.

Cheer Leader, who entered as the favourite, chose to dictate the pace, while Godolphin’s Group 1 Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi struggled with the step back in trip.

Saturday’s race ran in a time of 1:09.67, a new class record on the firming track.

The plan ahead for Anaheed remains unclear, but Snowden says Anaheed’s connections have bigger things in mind.

“I always thought she was going to be a better three-year-old. She won her first stakes race on Everest day and here we are now” Snowden said.

“She’s quite valuable. The owners were over this week and ran their eye over her and giggled to each other because they’ve got a nice filly.”

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Scratchings Ravage 2020 Missil...

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2020 Fie...

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2020 Field & Odds Update: Great Again Brave Favourite

Two sprinters are fighting for favouritism in 2020 Aurie’s Star Handicap...

Golden Rose Hopes Kick-Off In ...

Golden Rose Hopes Kick-Off In The Rosebud 2020: Field & Betting Update

A host of potential Group 1 Golden Rose hopefuls get their spring carnivals...

2020 Missile Stakes Odds Updat...

2020 Missile Stakes Odds Update: Eduardo Market Mover

The punters are taking on the 10-time Group 1 winning favourite Melody Belle...

2020 Caulfield Guineas Nominat...

2020 Caulfield Guineas Nominations: Tagaloa Leads All-In Betting

The autumn’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa leads all-in betting on the...

Horse Racing Today

Scratchings Ravage 2020 Missil...

Darwin Cup Betting Odds 2020: ...

Darwin Cup Betting Odds 2020: Race Day Market Moves

This afternoon Fannie Bay hosts the always-popular 2020 Darwin Cup up in the...

2020 Gai Waterhouse Classic Wi...

2020 Gai Waterhouse Classic Winner Solar Star Goes All-The-Way

The Tony Gollan-trained Solar Star came away with a valuable Black-Type win...

2020 Eye Liner Stakes Results:...

2020 Eye Liner Stakes Results: Bandipur Deserving Winner

It had been a Queensland Winter Racing Carnival of bad luck for the always...

Thousand Guineas Plans for Oak...

Thousand Guineas Plans for Oaklands Plate 2020 Winner Instant Celebrity

Trainer Phillip Stokes unearthed a genuine Group 1 Thousand Guineas hope in...

Race Results

2020 Darwin Cup Results: Ihtsahymn Goes Back-to-Back

Man Of Peace Puts Hand Up for 2020 The Kosciuszko

2020 Gai Waterhouse Classic Winner Solar Star Goes All-The-Way

2020 Eye Liner Stakes Results: Bandipur Deserving Winner

Thousand Guineas Plans for Oaklands Plate 2020 Winner Instant Celebrity

Race Previews

Scratchings Ravage 2020 Missile Stakes Field: Savatiano Out, Six Remain

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2020 Field & Odds Update: Great Again Brave Favourite

Golden Rose Hopes Kick-Off In The Rosebud 2020: Field & Betting Update

2020 Missile Stakes Odds Update: Eduardo Market Mover

2020 Thousand Guineas Nominations: Three Fillies Lead Betting Top Spot

Fields & Form

Scratchings Ravage 2020 Missile Stakes Field: Savatiano Out, Six Remain

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2020 Field & Odds Update: Great Again Brave Favourite

Golden Rose Hopes Kick-Off In The Rosebud 2020: Field & Betting Update

2020 Missile Stakes Odds Update: Eduardo Market Mover

2020 Thousand Guineas Nominations: Three Fillies Lead Betting Top Spot