High-priced colts set for debut
Co-trainer Peter Snowden is looking forward to seeing two colts who fetched a combined total of almost $4 million at the sales make their debuts in the opening race at Randwick tomorrow. Snowden and his son Paul will saddle up Mount Fuji (Snitzel), a $2.8 million Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale buy, and $900,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase Rulership (I Am Invincible).
Rulership extended nicely to win his latest barrier trial, accounting for recent Canterbury winner Prague (Redoute’s Choice), while Mount Fuji showed plenty of ability when he closed strongly for second on his only trial. “Mount Fuji has always worked really well but had an inclination to go very hard in his work,” Snowden said.
“We’ve worked a lot on that, getting him to settle, so my heart was in my mouth a bit seeing how he reacted at the trials and going away from home. He was beautiful before the trial, he jumped nice and quiet and relaxed very well.” On track work, Snowden cannot separate the pair but he suspects Rulership might have a slight edge on Saturday given his extra trial experience. “He’s probably bit more race savvy than Mount Fuji but in their work there’s nothing between them,” Snowden added.