Gary Carson

Gary Carson

Snowflakes lunges late for important win

Wed 3rd Oct 2018, 16:05

Snowflakes grabs Minnie Haha close home
© Photo Healy Racing

The well-bred Snowflakes swooped close home to open her account in the mile maiden at Cork.

Aidan O'Brien's charge was sent off 9/4 favourite on better ground today having failed to make much impression in testing conditions on her return at Listowel last month.

She was under pressure in third over a furlong from home but picked up nicely in the closing stages, under Seamus Heffernan, to pip Minnie Haha near the line and record a neck success.

The Galileo filly is a full-sister to four-timer Group 1 winner Winter and to the juvenile Frosty, who made a winning debut at Dundalk last week.

Heffernan said:- "We thought a lot of her but had an injury and got tired the last day at Listowel.

“I was expecting her to get tired again today so I didn't want to get there and get passed again but I hit the line well.

"She has a very good pedigree and was highly tried on her first two runs and then she went wrong. I won on her sister last week (Frosty) and she won impressively, so they have ability."

(Quotes by Tom Weekes)

1st
9/4Fav
Tote €2.80 €1.30
2nd
nk
6/1
€1.90
3rd
1.25L
10/1
€2.80
4th
3L
10/1

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