2014 Caulfield Guineas: Shooting To Win Upsets Rich Enuff To Victory

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If the biggest race of the day was a 1500m race, the favorite Rich Enuff would have been a comfortable winner. But losing the lead in the last 50m of the 1600m race proved just too costly as the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Shooting to Win won the Group 1 $1 million BECK Caulfield Guineas held at Caulfield today. Despite starting as the $6 second favorite in the race, a speedy sprint towards the end ensured that the Snowden family would be celebrating at the cost of Ken Keys.

Having started the new training partnership after leaving the Darley operations only six months ago, the victory came out to be the strongest success for the father-son combination. “We didn’t think in our wildest dreams we would be winning a Caulfield Guineas within six months of starting training together,” Paul Snowden said.
“This means everything. They are all special but to win one in our name is something else,” he added.

The winning jockey James McDonald looked equally thrilled with the victory. “I’m really happy the connections decided to give me the ride,” said McDonald. “He’s a lovely horse with a turn of foot that’ll see him winning plenty of races in the future,” he added.

The second place finishing jockey Michael Rodd commented that the Rich Enuff was ‘his own enemy’ in the race. “Unlike last week when he relaxed, today he travelled all the way,” said Rodd. “The atmosphere might have got to him today, it was very hot behind the barriers and he just wanted to get it over with pretty quickly,” he added.

The third place was claimed by Wandjina, while Kumaon finished fourth.


James is an Australian Horse Racing enthusiast and latest news reporter

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