Snowdens split their options

08 December 2017 01:05:32 GMTPlus11

Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden will split their two-year-olds between Sydney and Brisbane as part of an assault on the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.

The Snowdens are keen to qualify as many runners as possible and with the order of entry ranked on prize money, their team of juveniles will need to be separated.

"There's always babies coming through - we are trying to qualify multiple runners, so Brisbane is a serious option for us," Paul Snowden said. "We have to try and break them up a bit because the prize money is vital."

Next year's Golden Slipper is also a possibility, but the Snowdens will not be hiding anything up their sleeve and for now the Magic Millions is the priority.

"The money on offer is there and if they are eligible and ready to go we'll run them," Snowden added. "They obviously have to put their hand up and earn a spot but you can't be sitting around waiting for the Golden Slipper because weather on the day can put you out of play - we saw that earlier this year.

"The priority at the moment has to be the Magic Millions."

The stable unearths Eawase, the first foal to race from 2011 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner, Karuta Queen, in the Merry Christmas ATC Members Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill this Saturday.

"She doesn't show the blistering speed of her mother but still has plenty to get her out of trouble," Snowden said.

"She trialled on Monday so she's obviously pleased us since to be running on Saturday, but she's got to put her hand up on raceday.

"She's a strong type and probably bigger than what her mother is now but has the same chestnut coat and white blaze."

Eawase is 26.00 to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, with Legislation 17.00 and Jonker 11.00.

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