Sidestep Chases Spring Riches In 2013 San Domenico Stakes

August 16th, 2013

Sidestep will look to begin his spring campaign on a high when he runs in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse tomorrow August 17, 2013.

The three-year-old will be beginning his run towards the 2013 Golden Rose, which will take place next month.


Sidestep is primed for the 2013 San Domenico Stakes tomorrow. Picture by Steve Hart.

Sidestep has won one of his five race starts and has earned more than $787,000 in prize money during his career.

The Exceed And Excel colt had an impressive autumn campaign, where he placed second in the Listed Black Opal Stakes before dislodging his rider in the Group 2 Todman Stakes.

He then had to back-up a week later in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes before posting a gallant second behind Overreach in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

“We had a plan he was going to have two runs into the Slipper but when Corey fell off him at Rosehill it meant I had to back him up the next week to qualify,” trainer Peter Snowden said.

“He won that and had to back up again the next week.

“He had three runs in three weeks and for a two-year-old so early in his preparation it tells you he’s above average.

“We’ll see what happens on Saturday. I’d like to think he can go on with it.”

The trainer is confident that the 2013 San Domenico Stakes is the perfect race to kick off Sidestep’s spring carnival campaign.

“For mine, it suited Sidestep looking towards the Golden Rose,” Snowden said.

“There’s not much point having one run in Melbourne and then coming back to Sydney for the next one. He can be placed perfectly up here for those three races including the Golden Rose.

“Safeguard, if he runs well Saturday, the Danehill (Stakes) is there in three weeks’ time.

“It’s not just one run, you’re looking at the next two or three runs.”

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