Tycoon Tara's win no fluke: Paul Snowden

SYDNEY Aug 18 2016

As the dust settles on Capitalist's first-up defeat, Peter and Paul Snowden head to Randwick in search of Sydney stakes atonement.

Capitalist's poor showing in the San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill last Saturday mystified his trainers in the aftermath.

The Golden Slipper winner's program has been altered and he is now on course for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on October 29.

With the stable's big gun now looking to fire later in spring, the trainers' attention turns to Saturday when Tycoon Tara tackles the Group Three Show County Quality.

Tycoon Tara upset Group One winner Rebel Dane to win the Group Two Missile Stakes at Randwick on August 6 on debut for the stable.

The Snowdens scratched Capitalist from the Missile to avoid an extremely heavy Randwick track.

While Paul Snowden admits having only four rivals aided Tycoon Tara's chances, he has warned against discounting the performance.

"It was no fluke," Snowden said.

"A lot of people will knock her saying it was leader-biased that day but I think she's definitely got another good chance again on Saturday.

"She looks like a million bucks and she's racing accordingly."

Tycoon Tara is a $5 chance to win the Show County with Randwick Guineas winner Le Romain the $4.40 favourite.

Quick Feet will run in the Group Two Silver Shadow in the race before the Show County.

Snowden said he expects the fitness edge she gained from running in the Listed Rosebud first-up will give her an advantage over six of her eight rivals who are starting their campaigns in the race.

Quick Feet was fifth of seven runners in the Rosebud.

"It was a pretty good effort for a horse that didn't handle the track first-up on a heavy, very testing track," Snowden said.

Snowden is hoping jockey Kerrin McEvoy can sit behind the speed and allow Quick Feet to sprint home.



Matt Coughlan - AAP

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