2017 STUD & RACING NEWS

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ONE TO WATCH WINS AGAIN
ONE TO WATCH - WARRNAMBOOL
PROMISING SNOWDEN QUINELLA WILL ONLY GET BETTER






 


1st November 2017

ONE TO WATCH WINS AGAIN

 

 

So You Think colt Tamasa was made a 'One to Watch' when he scored easily on debut at Warrnambool last month and the Darren Weir three year-old made it two from two when scoring at Bendigo on Wednesday.

 Tamasa as a yearling Tamasa as a yearling He carried 59.5 kg to a short head win in the 1400 metre contest, weaving a passage through along the inside to score a tenacious win.

A $160,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Edinburgh Park draft for part owner G Davies, Tamasa was bred by Ian Smith and is the first foal for Listed Canberra Cup winner Fill the Page.

Edinburgh Park sold the second foal of Fill the Page, a colt by The Factor (USA), at Magic Millions this year for $240,000 to Spendthrift Australia.

 


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20th October 2017

ONE TO WATCH - WARRNAMBOOL

 

 

The powerful Darren Weir stable produced an impressive debut winner by So You Think at Warrnambool on Friday.

Three year-old colt Tamasa raced up on the pace and cruised home to win the 1200 metre maiden by nearly two lengths in a dominant display.

A $160,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Edinburgh Park draft for part owner G Davies, Tamasa was bred by Ian Smith and is the first foal for Listed Canberra Cup winner Fill the Page.

Edinburgh Park sold the second foal of Fill the Page, a colt by The Factor (USA), at Magic Millions this year for $240,000 to Spendthrift Australia.

Tamasa brought up a race to race double for Darren Weir and So You Think, with the previous race won by four year-old gelding Billy Bayou.

He scored by a length and a half over 2000 metres at his fourth start.

 


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22nd July 2017

PROMISING SNOWDEN QUINELLA WILL ONLY GET BETTER

 

 

Peter and Paul Snowden believe they have a couple of horses of the future after a head separated Assimilate and Dracarys in the ATC Member For A Day 2YO Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott's Commanding Witness ($3.60 fav) broke well clear in the early stages to set a strong tempo, trailed five lengths away by Chris Waller's Colosimo with Dracarys stalking in behind and Assimilate settling second last.

Commanding Witness tired soon after straightening with Dracarys ($5.50) sweeping to the lead at the furlong. 

Assimilate ($3.90) came off his stablemate's back to edge clear by a head, with a further length back to Chris Waller's Gresham ($5.50) in third.

"It was a really good effort," Paul Snowden said, who trains in partnership with his father Peter.

"We sent him to Kembla on purpose the other week, he's just very new in himself – he's very raw.

"His work before he won at Kembla was very satisfying, it was indicating he was going the right way as far as his mental mindset and he won accordingly, and he's backed it up here with another solid win yet again."

Snowden indicated both colts appear to have bright futures ahead.

"Hopefully they will go all the way," Snowden said.

"They keep improving, no doubt Dracarys fits that criteria as does Assimilate.

"As we get them up to a little bit further they will certainly come into their own. At the moment they are doing the job, ticking the box and heading the right way."

The rider of Assimilate, Tye Angland echoed the thoughts of Snowden.

"I would actually like to see him up over 1400m because both starts they have had him off the bit pretty much the whole race," Angland said.

"Just the way he let go late was impressive but I think if he could travel into it over 1400m he'll show an even better turn of foot."

Asked which of the pair had the most potential, Snowden found it hard to separate the colts.

"The telling factor there was Assimilate had a run under his belt, that's all it is."

"Assimilate is probably still six months away, I can see both horses in the autumn next year."


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Assimilate (closest) narrowly defeated stablemate Dracarys at Randwick on Saturday.

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