Trainer Peter Snowden confident I’ve Got the Looks can claim victory in Grafton

Peter Snowden confident about I've Got The Lookschances in Grafton. Pic by Luke Marsden.

Peter Snowden confident about I’ve Got The Lookschances in Grafton. Pic by Luke Marsden.

A SPARKLING track gallop has trainer Peter Snowden convinced I’ve Got The Looks can round out her winter campaign on the best possible note when she lines up in the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton on Wednesday.

I’ve Got The Looks is the early $2.50 favourite for the Ramornie and Snowden (pictured) said the stars were aligning for the five-year-old to claim another feature win after a strong track gallop at Randwick on Saturday.

“She is in with a good chance and her form through the winter in Queensland was good,” Snowden said.

“She had a freshen-up after her last start with an eye of always targeting this race and she worked very well (on Saturday) so I feel she is back in good order again.

“She worked over 1000m and ran home the last 600m pretty solid and it was as good as she has ever worked.”

Top weight and defending Ramornie winner Big Money will accept for the race, meaning I’ve Got The Looks will carry 54.5kg on Wednesday.

The Choisir mare claimed back-to-back stakes wins in Queensland earlier this preparation before finishing eighth in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on May 23.

“She just got too far back last start and we wanted to be in first four or five and she was third last at one stage,” said Snowden. “Back to 1200m (this Wednesday) is a different race and she is very well weighted.”

Snowden said I’ve Got The Looks would have a short spell after the Ramornie before feature races toward the end of the Melbourne spring.

Stablemate Dothraki, who finished fifth in the Civic Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, will not run in the Ramornie and will also have a short break before being focused on the Melbourne spring.

Liam Birchley scratched last-start Ipswich winner Rock Royalty from Saturday’s Sunshine Coast meeting, hoping he might secure a Ramornie start, but he still needs several withdrawals to make the field.

Another of Birchley’s Caloundra scratchings, Gun Case, is nominated for two races over the Grafton carnival but the trainer is yet to commit to a start, as he feels neither the Class 2 or the Kirby is a perfect fit.

Birchley has a fearsome strike rate at Grafton, winning 15 races from his past 69 runners at the venue.


Story courtesy Brad Davidson & Nathan Exelby


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