The Peter and Paul Snowden training partnership goes to Eagle Farm with one of their strongest stakes race representations but are cautious about making predictions.
The Snowdens have already had a good winter taking the Group One Doomben 10,000 with Redzel and the Group Three Ken Russell Stakes with Taking Aim.
Bookmakers are giving them great chances in five stakes races on Saturday with Tycoon Tara (Kingsford Smith Cup), Pajaro (Lord Mayors Cup), Taking Aim (BRC Sires’ Produce), Artistry (Glenlogan Park Stakes) and France, Calanda and Astara (Fred Best Classic).
But Paul Snowden isn’t so sure things will be that simple.
“They are fit and ready to race. But like a lot of trainers we just don’t know what to expect on Saturday,” Snowden said.
“As far as I can learn some horses seem to love the Eagle Farm track while others can’t go at all in it.
“But how do you predict which ones are which. I don’t know and we will have to wait and see.”
Snowden said he was reluctant make predictions about any of the stable’s horses.
But he will be watching the Fred Best Classic with interest where France and Calanda will meet again after clashing in the Scone Guineas.
Snowden admitted he thought Calanda would win the Guineas but France had stormed home and won while Calanda was an unlucky sixth.
Eagle Farm was in the heavy range on Thursday but with fine weather predicted it could get to soft.