Detachment win keeps Snowden express on track

Josh Parr returns to scale aboard Detachment. Picture: ADAM McLEAN
Josh Parr returns to scale aboard Detachment. Picture: ADAM McLEAN


Peter and Paul Snowden's newly-formed training partnership has begun with a bang, but perhaps no win has given them more satisfaction than that of Detachment's at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.

Owner Rod Kennedy shipped the two-year-old into the Snowden yard hot on the heels of Red Edge, also a runner at Kembla on Tuesday, to be the first arrivals at their new Randwick base.

And just like they did at Kembla's last mid-week meeting, the Snowdens ran away with the two-year-old event as Detachment continued their hot run of late.

"It's a good feeling, let me tell you," Paul Snowden said of the stable's blistering start. "It doesn't happen all the time.

"We came here with a good chance. He's a little bit up in the air at the moment as he seems to be improving the further he gets into his preparation. I dare say a little bit further is going to suit him and I think he's still learning."

Josh Parr, who enjoyed so much success with the Snowdens as an alternative to Darley's No 1 rider Kerrin McEvoy, is reaping the rewards too.

He parked Detachment ($11) midfield in the run, peeling the outside and finishing with a rush to hold off the challenge of Win For Levi ($31) who darted back to the rails late.

Favourite Beauty Is ($3.60), who was pestered by rank outsider Ice Station ($61) in the lead during a fast-run race, did remarkably well to hold on for third.

But all honours were with Parr who is happy to ride the Snowden express as long as it keeps firing.

"I'm happy to get what I can get [from them]," he said. "They've been good to me so it's nice to ride winners for them.

"Pre-race, I thought I would bounce out and be in the first half dozen, but he began only fair. There was really good speed on so I was quite happy to come back and find a run behind Gerald Ryan's horse [Touchdown]. It took him a while to find top speed, but once he did he attacked the line."


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