The Group Three Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) took to Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse on Saturday, and didn’t disappoint its spectators with a thrilling race.
Parables in barrier eight proved to horseracing punters at Sportsbet that going against the odds can often provide!
Trained by Peter Snowden, the Lonhro filly seemed out of the running sitting towards the back of the pack on the turn into the straight. Tim Clark was in the saddle and took a risk – he guided his mount to the notoriously dangerous inside area of the track – but it paid off.
With 200 metres to go, the duo powered home to leave Solar Charged back in second place by a length.
It is the second consecutive runner up spot the John O’Shea-trained filly has claimed, having finished second in the 2010 San Domenico Stakes earlier this month – so could be a good filly to follow with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Nash Rawiller, champion hoop, was in the Charge Forward filly’s saddle, and was pleased with the gallant jump. The pair struck gold off the start, securing a three length lead from Chance Bye, which finished third overall.
Peter Snowden was delighted with his stars jump, and is pencilling in the remaining events in the Princess Series for Parables. The filly will back up her win with a jump in the Group Two Furious Stakes (1400m) on September 4, the Group Two The Tea Rose Stakes (1500m) on September 18 and then the spring target – the Group One Flight Stakes (1600m) on October 2.
Also taking place on Saturday in Sydney was the headlining event – the Warwick Stakes – which saw Clark claim another winner, this time aboard the Chris Waller-trained Metal Bender.
2010 Silver Shadow Stakes Results
|Peter Snowden||Tim Clark|
|John O’Shea||Nash Rawiller|
|Michael Tubman||Kathy O’Hara|
|Gai Waterhouse||Glyn Schofield|
|Kris Lees||Tye Angland|
Slow The Flow
|Matthew Smith||Danny Nikolic|
|John O’Shea||Blake Shinn|
|Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr|
Dance Of The Ocean
|John P Thompson||Dean Holland|
|Tim Martin||Jay Ford|
|Gregory Mcfarlane||Jim Cassidy|
|Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl|
|Anthony Cummings||Hugh Bowman|