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Juvenile Divine Glory has done little wrong on her two starts to date, but always looking for a winning lead, Peter and Paul Snowden have opted for a significant gear change when the filly begins her autumn campaign at Rosehill .
Hellbent’s Daughter finished a solid third to Platinum Jubilee in the Gimcrack Stakes at Warwick Farm 11 days later, before breaking her maiden on both heavy tracks.
She returns in Saturday’s Group 3 Wide Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill, where she will play blinkers after recently pleasing Snowdance wearing headgear in a barrier trial.
Peter Snowden said, “It’s a very young film and it’s always been our view that we put blinkers on it at some stage.”
“I thought testing the other day might be a good time to see what impact they had, and they certainly did (have impact), she definitely tests better.
“Not even a good track would worry him.”
The Snowdens look to have strong depth in their two-year-old ranks this season, with Don Corleone an impressive debut winner last weekend, while the nominal Golden Slipper favorite King’s Gambit again in the Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday Started from
The Randwick horsemen have already claimed the Breeders’ Plate with the Empire of Japan and the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic with Sovereign Fund, although neither placed in the recent Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast.
That race was dominated by the recruits who filled the first five spots, although Snowden believes it’s too early to assume the two-year-old’s season means he has the men’s wood this year .
“It was very unbalanced in Gold Coast. The first four or five overs to the line were bowled so that is quite a big statement,” he said.
“But it’s too early to start getting a percentage, there hasn’t been enough racing yet.
“But in another month’s time, we’ll know a little bit more about them.”
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