With Snaith Racing still riding the crest of a wave after their 2018 Sun Met day accomplishments, there has been sustained speculation about the future campaigns of Gr1 Majorca Stakes winner Snowdance and Gr1 Sun Met winner Oh Susanna in particular.
Justin and the team are grateful for the interest and excitement Saturday’s results have generated – racing is, after all, built on champions – and started by confirming firstly that both fillies have taken their races well.
Secondly, having had an opportunity to discuss matters with Jack Mitchell, Gaynor Rupert and the Drakenstein Stud team, they confirm there are no plans for an international campaign for either of the horses at this stage.
Speaking on behalf of the stable, Jono Snaith confirmed that export plans were off the table until progress on South Africa’s export protocol had been achieved.
The immediate plans are for both horses to be rested and then begin preparation for the Durban season.
With the ante post betting having opened for this year’s Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, the stable is aware that Snowdance in particular is being offered at generous odds. They would like to advise punters that Snowdance will not be entered for this year’s July as she is not distance suited. However, she will be pointed at the Gr1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes.
The programme for Met winner Oh Susanna is still under discussion with Drakenstein Stud. While she will be entered for the July, a definite decision will only be taken after the Gr1 Woolavington Stakes, so the stable are advising punters to exercise caution.
For those with an interest in the ante post market, they are suggesting African Night Sky, who did not incur a penalty for his Met run and will come into the July on 53kgs, as well as Gr1 Investec Cape Derby runner up, Do It Again.