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Snowden Aims Purple At 2010 Gr1 Japan Cup
Trainer Peter Snowden revealed an international campaign, culminating in the 2010 Gr1 Japan Cup, is under consideration for dual Gr1-winning 4YO mare Purple (Commands-Lady Viola, by Zabeel). Snowden told Radio Sport 927 that Purple’s owner Darley is also considering a northern hemisphere breeding season for Purple’s former Woodlands & now Darley stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) & noted: “It would be good to have her racing there to help to promote the sire. This mare is definitely improving & I think we are only seeing the beginning of where she is going to be.” Purple currently boasts 6 wins (including this month’s Gr2 Matriarch Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, May’s Gr1 Queensland Oaks over 2400m at Eagle Farm & April's Gr1 Vinery Stud Storm Queen Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill) & 6 placings (including last weekend’s Gr2 Sandown Classic over 2400m, October’s Listed Carsales.com.au Classic over 1600m at Caulfield & May’s Gr3 Hidden Dragon Doomben Roses over 2020m) from 17 starts for $902,613 earnings.