SNOW ALERT TOO GOOD IN PREMIER'S CUP
28 August 2010
Red hot Sydney trainer Chris Waller thinks talented performer Snow Alert could be a Group One contender following an easy win in today's $100,750 listed Premier's Cup (1800m) at Rosehill.
A winner of the listed Rowley Mile earlier in the year, Snow Alert is set to be tested over longer distances by his trainer as he looks to the future.
"We were very positive today from a bad barrier," Waller said.
"He was used up early. He had to get going a little early and he was probably out of his comfort zone but he fought on very well."
"Everything's coming together with him and if he can get past 2000 metres he might be able to be a Group Two or Group One horse."
"The better track today certainly helped him and hopefully we can get a few more," Waller added.
Waller said the gelding was an entry for the Wyong Cup, but thought a race like the Metropolitan could suit.
"He is nominated for Friday at Wyong, but we don't have to go backing him up so early this prep - so we'll see."
The Newcastle Gold Cup is a race connections are seriously considering prior to any decision on the Metropolitan.
In the race to the line this afternoon Snow Alert ($5) had a length margin over the early leader and favourite Scouting Wide ($3.50).
Abitofado ($10) edged out Gergis ($10) to snatch third place, a half head behind the runner-up.
A graduate of the 2007 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Snow Alert has sent his earnings soaring to almost $400,000 - not bad considering he could have been yours for just $200,000.
By former leading international sire Red Ransom, Snow Alert is one of two stakes winners and four winners produced by the Groom Dancer mare Flurry.
A two time winner and twice stakes placed mare in her own right, Flurry is also the dam of the international stakes winner Fidelio's Miracle.
A daughter of the Leopardstown stakes winner Snowtop, Flurry is a half sister to Snowdrift - the dam of Australian based stars Snowland, Portillo and Snippetson.
It is also the same family as Group One winners including Prix Morny winner and exciting young stallion Myboycharlie.
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