Snow set for MV re­peat

The Sportsman Weekend - - Bar­rier Trial & Jump Out Re­ports - By MATHEW TOO­GOOD

A SOLID track gal­lop at Morn­ing­ton has trainer Ja­son War­ren up­beat Vi­o­lent Snow can re­peat her last­start per­for­mance when she chases back-to-back Moonee Val­ley wins.

Vi­o­lent Snow burst be­tween run­ners to win a 1500m-bench­mark 84 race for fil­lies and mares at Moonee Val­ley last Satur­day week, the five-year-old’s sec­ond win from three starts at the unique Mel­bourne track.

She re­turns to the Val­ley for to­mor­row’s Kane Con­struc­tions Hand­i­cap, step­ping up to 1600m in the same grade as last time, and War­ren was en­cour­aged by both the mare’s work on Wed­nes­day and the re­port from her rider.

“She gal­loped on course proper at Morn­ing­ton and our track rider thought it was a bet­ter gal­lop than what she put in be­fore her last run,” War­ren said.

“So fin­gers crossed she can re­peat the per­for­mance.”

Vi­o­lent Snow has won three metropoli­tan races this sea­son and given two of those wins have been at Moonee Val­ley her trainer was more than happy to send her there again. “I’m just aim­ing keep

against the mares at this stage as well,” War­ren said.

“I think she gets in well the weights for hav­ing won there last start and still be­ing in re­stricted com­pany.”

Vi­o­lent Snow goes up from 56kg to 58.5kg but War­ren be­lieves she de­serves the weight.

“I would be ex­pect­ing her to run re­ally well again,” War­ren said.

Vi­o­lent Snow is one of five win­ners from the June 3 pro­gram sched­uled to run again at Moonee Val­ley, with Whis­tle Baby, Magic Con­sol, Cam­dus and Katsuro the oth­ers.

Vi­o­lent Snow set­tled at the back of the field last start and War­ren said she was prob­a­bly out-sprinted mid-race be­fore pow­er­ing home in the last 100m af­ter saving ground.

The mare has bar­rier three with Daniel Stackhouse re­tain­ing the ride.

“Hope­fully he won’t have to do a great deal on her from that bar­rier and he’ll be in be­hind the speed some­where mid­field,” War­ren said.

“Then hope­fully we can get through. That’s the thing, you need a bit of luck in run­ning with th­ese sorts of horses.”

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