17 June 2021
Carif on song for Brisbane Cup
12 June 2021
The father-and-son Snowden training partnership has Carif (So You Think) contesting the Brisbane Cup (Gr 2, 3200m) at Eagle Farm today and Peter Snowden believes the horse is well capable of winning the race.
The five-year-old, who is having his fifth start back from a spell, was runner-up to Spirit Ridge (Nathaniel) in the BRC Premier’s Cup (Gr 3, 2400m) at the same track on May 29. “The distance is right, the track is going to be good for him, he’s racing well but the only negative is that 59 kilos,” Snowden said.
“He won the Sandown Cup with about 56 (kilograms). It’s probably his true weight he gets from what he’s done. There’s not much we can do about it, hopefully, he’s good enough to get away with it and win.” Tommy Berry takes the ride on the gelding.
A real ‘homebred’ product, both the sire and dam of Carif, So You Think and Norzita were sourced by DGR’s Duncan Ramage for Dato Tan Chin Nam and Tunku Ahmad Yahayaat from the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale Series. Bred by Think Big Stud, Carif is raced by the same ownership group along with Westcode Pty Ltd.
Story courtesy of ANZ Bloodstock News