MUNCE ON RAIN WATCH FOR SNOOPY
TRAINER Chris Munce is closely watching the weather before committing much-travelled Snoopy to his Brisbane debut at Doomben.
The track was saturated by 65mm of rain on Wednesday but officials hope the track can get back to soft by tomorrow.
Snoopy is expected to have his first start for Munce in the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.
“Snoopy has wet weather form but I don’t want to start him first up on a bog track. I will have watch the weather but at this stage he is starting,” Munce said.
The gelding won six races in Victoria and NSW when trained by the Hawkes training partnership.
But his best run was second to Clearly Innocent in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes at Scone May.
After that race Clearly Innocent went on to win the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Stakes at Eagle Farm.
After Snoopy was well beaten in Rosehill in June, his owners Whitby Bloodstock and Werrett Bloodstock decided his future was in Queensland.
“I have had a bit of success for them and it was good to get a more than handy horse from them. If you look at his form it has been against some topsheIf opposition,” Munce said.
He has been happy with Snoopy since he came back into work two months ago.
“He only had 20 starts and has a good winning strike rate,” Munce said.
“Snoopy has won three times first-up and been second another time. It is a tough race on Saturday but he has to start somewhere.”