Snowden’s Cup tip and winner


Peter Snowden starts Melbourne Cup Day with a win in the first with Applegate

The Peter Snowden stable’s wow of a time at Flemington Spring Carnival continued when two-year-old Applegatewon the opening race on Cup day – the Emirates Airlines (2YO) 1000m.

Having its first start the well-developed daughter of Exceed and Excel may have only scored narrowly but bigger plans lay ahead.

Snowden had a winning double on the opening day of the carnival Saturday with Galah and Sepoy as well as two seconds with Injuna and Rarified.

Applegate, who drew gate 17, was held together by jockey Kerrin McEvoy  settling just off the pace in a field littered with mainly first starters.

At the 200m Snitzerland, a Gerald Ryan trained first starter, pinched a break but was caught by the bigger filly on the line.

Alezan Thunder who showed good pace, drifted to the fence near the finish and did well to hang onto third.

Snowden is going to spell Applegate with the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in the autumn the main aim.

Snowden won the race with Sepoy this year.

He praised McEvoy for a patient ride on the tractable filly.

McEvoy made it a winner on Melbourne Cup day for the six year running.

He rides Modun on today’s Cup while Snowden hasn’t got a runner in the big race.

However Snowden did have a tip – he picked At First Sight ahead of Americain

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 2 APPLEGATE(14) Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 55.5 58.55
2nd 14 SNITZERLAND(11) Craig Newitt Gerald Ryan 55.5 0.1L
3rd 1 ALEZAN THUNDER(9) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 55.5 1.4L
4th 11 RHANDARA(1) Mark Zahra Jim Conlan 55.5 1.5L
5th 15 TYPHOON TILLY(10) Glyn Schofield Tony McEvoy 55.5 3.0L
6th 16 WHITTEN’S BREW(15) Ben Melham Tony McEvoy 55.5 3.7L
7th 6 IMPRIMIS(16) Steven King Mick Cerchi 55.5 4.7L
8th 4 DIAMOND PLAYER(7) Damien Oliver Anthony Cummings 55.5 5.5L
9th 9 MARAATIB(4) Steven Arnold David Hayes 55.5 5.7L
10th 7 KAZANJIAN(6) Dwayne Dunn David Hayes 55.5 6.7L
11th 13 SINHALA(8) Danny Nikolic Robbie Laing 55.5 8.9L
12th 8 LANGUISH(12) Corey Brown Anthony Freedman 55.5 9.1L
13th 5 FLIRTATIOUS(13) Nicholas Hall Anthony Freedman 55.5 9.9L
14th 10 PRINCETON MISS(5) Luke Nolen Robbie Griffiths 55.5 11.1L
15th 3 BIG CHILL(3) Chris Symons Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 55.5 12.4L
16th 12 ROYAL ENCHANTRESS(2) Michael Walker Jason Hunter 55.5 21.4L
Src 17 REAL STOLLE Timothy Bell John P Thompson
Src 18 SHE’S A MONET Brad Rawiller Chris Hyland
Src 19 SAMBURU Shaun Dwyer

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