Snowden Convinced He Has A Hawkesbury Winner

Leading Randwick trainers Peter and Paul Snowden are convinced they have strong chances at Sunday’s Hawkesbury meeting.

Peter Snowden has named Convinced and Starry as the stable’s best prospects on the eight-race card.

Sam Clipperton rides Convinced in the Blacktown Workers 2YO Maiden Plate (1300m), and Tim Clark has the mount on Starry in the Jazcom Thoroughbreds Benchmark 64 (1000m).

Convinced, a lightly-raced Not A Single Doubt colt, has taken on older horses when placed at his only two starts to date, and is back against his own age.

“It looks the right race for him,” Snowden said. “His two runs have been good, and he should be hard to beat.”

Convinced was a debut third to Constellations over 6 1⁄2 f at Newcastle on May 7 and 16 days later filled the same placing at Hawkesbury behind Ausfighter in another 6 1⁄2 f maiden.

Stablemate Oslo and Parlour have been withdrawn, leaving Convinced with 11 rivals.

Starry, a three-year-old filly by Exceed And Excel, followed two barrier trial placings with a first-up third toi Lagarde in a C1 (1000m) at Kembla Grange on May 20.

She again opposes Lagarde with a 6lbs weight swing in her favour and has the better barrier.

The Snowdens also will be represented by another three-year-old filly Impetuoso (by Pierro) in the HRC Motel Class 2 Handicap (1500m).

“Impetuoso won over 7 f at Hawkesbury on May 9 and then ran fifth to Pandemonium over 7 3⁄4 f at Canterbury at her next start,” Snowden said.

“She is back slightly in distance, but definitely has a chance if she can get some luck from an awkward draw.”

Rival Hawkesbury trainer Matthew Vella will be keen to keep the Snowdens at bay with Bad Boy For Love, whom he prepares for the race sponsors Colin and Meagan Branthwaite, who operate Jazcom Thoroughbreds spelling and agistment farm at The Oaks.

Bad Boy For Love has started seven times for two wins and as many placings and has trialled twice – the latest when third to Terminology over 5 f at Randwick on May 31 – in preparation for his resumption.

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