Bold Sniper in 2nd Aust win for the Queen

MELBOURNE Aug 20 2016

A decision by the Queen's racing manager has paved the way for Bold Sniper to register his second Australian success.

Co-trainer David Hayes said it was on the advice of John Warren that Bold Sniper tackled the Mayoral Charity Community Handicap at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

"John Warren, the Queen's racing manager, and I had a long discussion about this horse and we were thinking whether to give him a try at 2000 metres," Hayes said.

"It's such a great thrill to win for (the Queen) again."

Ridden by Cory Parish, Bold Sniper ($6.50) scored a three-quarter length win from the $4.80 favourite Pin Your Hopes with Yulong Baby ($5) a half-neck away third.

Bold Sniper had won over 2400m at Sandown before three unsuccessful attempts at Flemington and appreciated a truly run race.

"He travelled as well and as kind as he ever has in Australia," Hayes said.

For Parish, who rides work at Lindsay Park's Euroa base, the win was reward for hard work.

"In the last couple of Saturdays I've had a few placings for them so to get a win on The Queen's horse is super," Parish said.

"My dad's from England and I've got a dual passport.

"My parents are in England at the moment and they were stoked that I got the opportunity to ride The Queen's horse."



Craig Brennan - AAP

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