Michelle Ritchie is hoping to get Can’t Find Snippy ($3.60 with TAB fixed odds) back in the winner’s enclosure at Kembla Grange today with a view to next month’s Polytrack Provincial Championships.
The Snippetson four-year-old has run placings at Canterbury and Moruya since resuming and Ritchie opted to drop her back in distance to 1000m in the Sika Manu class 2 Handicap.
“She been going well but I just wanted to drop her back in the 1000m to try and get a win out of her,” Ritchie said. “She has shown she is competitive in the city and a horse like her you are thinking about the Provincial Championship.
“It would be a case of getting this run under her belt and looking to stretch her out. She would have another run before going to the Wyong heat of the Provincial Championships. I would have liked to wait for the Gosford heat, which is 1200m, but I have Dolly’s Due set for that.”
Can’t Find Snippy protested unsuccessfully at Moruya last time and is “naturally fast” according to Ritchie, but she might take a sit in the small field this afternoon.
“Anna’s Joy is probably going to lead and I would sit off her than get in a speed battle,” Ritchie said. “I’m sure my horse will be strong at the end of the 1000 metres.”