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Attention Late Entry for Futurity

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Team Snowden have decided to roll the dice with talented 3YO Attention (Stratum-Flamboyance, by Snowland) by including him as a late nomination for Saturday's $500,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Paul Snowden, who trains in partnership with his father Peter, said Attention's front-running racing pattern and weight advantage give him a realistic chance of an upset in the small field. "It doesn't look like an overly strong race, so we'll see what comes up in the next day or so," Snowden told Racing.com. "He's not an A-grader but he races up on the speed and makes his own luck. It's just finding the right race for him basically." Snowden added: "Once he gets a couple of runs under his belt he's quite a tough horse who can sustain a run...That's his biggest asset, he can race up on the speed and he can produce the last strong 600 (metres)." Attention, a winner of the Gr2 BRC Sires' Produce Stakes (1350m) and Gr3 Schweppervescence Handicap (1400m) last year, was last seen finishing second to Oak Door in the Gr2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 11 February. The Futurity will see a field of ten go round after Australian Derby winner Tavago and handy sprinter Fast 'n' Rocking were also late entries.

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