Inkling May Not Contest 2014 The Rosebud

August 6th, 2014

Outlining the featured Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 13th as the likely target for the three-year-old following a positive career-start, trainer Peter Snowden has revealed he is having second thoughts about running Inkling in this weekend’s Listed The Rosebud (1200m) at Royal Randwick after being allocated a race-high 59kgs.

Trainer Peter Snowden has revealed Inkling may not contest the 2014 The Rosebud

Trainer Peter Snowden has revealed Inkling may not contest the 2014 The Rosebud. Photo: Steve Hart

Remaining in training throughout the autumn carnival while the majority of his rivals were contesting featured two-year-old events, Inkling has performed well since debuting on course mid-way through June and is yet to finish outside the places in three starts.

Expecting a lighter weight of around 56kgs in the 2014 The Rosebud, Snowden told The Daily Telegraph he may now have to re-think a path towards the Golden Rose, should that continue to figure as the target for the Duporth colt this time in.

“I’m surprised by that, I thought he might get 56kgs or 56.6kgs,” Snowden said.

“Inkling has only won a mid-week and a Saturday race.

“I’ll have to speak with Peter Moran (owner) but we might wait for the San Domenico Stakes next week.”

Debuting with an exceptional turn of foot to win the More Than Ready Plate (1100m) by close to six lengths on June 18th, Inkling appeared to be out of sorts when only just managing to hold on to third in the TAB Early Quaddie Handicap (1200m) on July 5th, but returned to winning form when comfortably taking out a minor event over 1150m at Randwick-Kensington last time out on July 26th.

Accepted alongside a field of just seven other competitors in the 2014 The Rosebud, Snowden will more than likely remove Inkling from the race having also drawn the slightly wide and awkward barrier 7.

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