By Brad Gray
Peter Snowden revealed that his heart skipped a few beats watching Moss Trip settle second last in the $400,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (1400m) but in the end, the filly charged home to win by two lengths eased up.
“She is coming into her own. I didn’t expect her to get that far back, it was bad for my heart but in saying that, Brenton (Avdulla) looked confident to me and the last 200m was very impressive,” said Snowden.
“Mentally she can be a little bit tardy but the people at home that work with her have done a really good job. Mentally they have got her in a really good place.
“She has got a lot stronger. She eats likes a machine, works like a machine and now she is starting to race like a better horse so things are looking up for her. She might be going somewhere.”
The somewhere could be Queensland with Snowden suggesting that Moss Trip, who has Channel 10 weather presenter Tim Bailey in the ownership, has earned her shot at Group races.
Avdulla rode a patient race before unleashing a devastating turn of foot before echoing Snowden’s thoughts that she is a certainly a filly still on the up.
Moss Trip winning the Inglis 3YO Guineas
“I was a long way back but I was always following a horse that was going to take me somewhere (Assimilate) and they did go along at a good gallop so I was always comfortable that they were going to come back to me,” Avdulla said.
“I gave them a fair start on the corner and I let her slide and she put pay to them pretty quickly.”