Inkling Aiming for 2014 Golden Rose Appearance

July 11th, 2014

A notable performer in two-year-old events over recent weeks, trainer Peter Snowden has revealed he is hoping to target the featured Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 13th with exciting colt Inkling.

Trainer Peter Snowden is eyeing the 2014 Golden Rose for Inkling

Trainer Peter Snowden is eyeing the 2014 Golden Rose for Inkling. Photo: Daniel Costello

Unlucky not to run on for second in the TAB Early Quaddie Handicap (1200m) in his most recent performance on July 5th, Snowden had previously revealed a successful tilt would allow for a far-better bearing on the likelihood of a Golden Rose berth.

“He won well at Warwick Farm and this is not a bad race for this time of year,” Snowden told TVN of the Duporth colt’s first-up performance.

“It’s only a small field but there are about five good hopes in the race. It will give us a good guide.”

Having since recorded the minor placing, Snowden said he has been pleased with Inkling’s form and continued work and is confident of a maiden showing at the highest level of Australian racing come the 2014 Golden Rose.

“He has progressed well and his work has been good since,” Snowden said.

“He has certainly improved mentally since his run.

“He’s not as aggressive as he was and is a bit smarter in behind horses and quickens when you want him to.”

A half-brother to 2013 Golden Rose contestant Cluster, who placed a disappointing eighth for trainer Anthony Cummings before being recently transferred to the care of Snowden, the Randwick trainer said Inkling is not unlike the now-rising four-year-old in stature, but believes him to be a far sharper prospect for the coming season.

“He is similar to Cluster,” Snowden added.

“He’s a big type; strong, very athletic.”

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