And in the beginning ...
PETER and Paul Snowden, acknowledged as master trainers of juveniles, could be about to unearth another promising youngster in Creator in the Roadwork Solutions Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens today.
Team Snowden has already been represented by some very talented two-year-olds this season including unbeaten trio Catch Me (Gimcrack Stakes) , Anaheed (Victory Vein Plate) and Strasbourg (Max Lees Classic).
Catch Me and Anaheed are on the second line of early betting at $15 behind Tassort ($6) for the Golden Slipper next year.
Creator is attempting to join that stable trio and make a winning debut today.
He is superbly bred by super sire Redoute’s Choice and is closely related to Hong Kong’s champion sprinter Silent Witness. With such a pedigree, it wasn’t surprising he fetched $1.5 million at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sales this year.
Creator has shaped promisingly in two barrier trials leading into today’s race and there has already been some solid support for the colt on TAB Fixed Odds, firming from $6 to $3.50.
The Snowden stable has a good representation today including impressive last-start winner Reelem In Ruby in the 2019 Membership Handicap (1400m).
The father-son training duo also has Smartedge and Onslaught in the ATC Tipping Competition Handicap (1400m), while Temprado lines up in the Summer Racing Handicap (2000m) and Island Missile contests the Christmas At The Gardens Handicap (1500m).