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Flemington To Bring Out Best In Acatour
Meanwhile, co-trainer Peter Snowden is confident exciting Sydney colt Acatour can bounce back to winning form in Saturday's Gr3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. The son of Sebring who, like stable-mate Capitalist, is raced by a syndicate headed by James Harron Bloodstock, will be having his second start in Melbourne after finishing a close-up third in the listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last start. "He worked well this morning. I think you can just put the pen through the Caulfield run," Snowden told Melbourne's Radio Sport National. "He wasn't beaten far - about half a length - and he was just ridden upside down. When you consider it was his first run at Caulfield and he had never gone to the front like that and with the very strong wind, it was a lot to ask of the horse. I thought he ran creditably." He added: "I think ridden in a more suitable way, he likes to get back and ridden quiet, he has a great turn of foot and the bigger track at Flemington will suit him down to the ground." Snowden sounded quite bullish when asked about Acatour's prospects on Saturday. "He is a progressive type and I think he will be very competitive on Saturday. It won't be an easy race but he worked very strongly this morning [Tuesday]; I'm happy with my bloke," he said.