Snozz Wins Maiden Group Race with 2010 Black Top Victory

Jason MacKay’s veteran runner Snozz finally claimed his maiden Group race win on Saturday night when the September 2006 whelp snared victory in the $35,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Multicam Routing Systems Black Top (515m) at The Gardens.

In a race marred by the fall of three dogs, Snozz ($2.80) held on and avoided trouble to finish one and three quarter lengths ahead of a strong finishing Flash Of Light ($7.40) with Daydream ($8) in third.

The only other two runners to finish the 2010 Black Top were Nicholas’s Habit ($44) and Tuiaki ($7.30) as New Divide and Elite Blue Size fell while Bit Stressed also failed to finish after being injured.

After jumping from box eight, Snozz crossed the field to the rails as they approached the first turn and in doing so checked New Divide, causing the Kenneth Cheetham-trained son of Big Daddy Cool to race and wide and in turn severely check Reg Kay’s Elite Blue Size and Brett May’s Bit Stressed.

The clash also caused Tuiaki some trouble, but they managed to finish whereas New Divide, Elite Blue Size and Bit Stressed all fell at the first turn.

In our Black Top preview we had tipped Snozz to win and Daydream to place and were right on both counts

While New Divide and Elite Blue Size avoided injury in the incident, the news wasn’t as good for Bit Stressed who fractured their near side wrist and have been ruled out of racing for the next month.

Avoiding the collision, Snozz (Bombastic Shiraz x Special Osti) booted away along the rails and had too much speed for his remaining rivals as the old dog continued to lead all the way to victory, his 25th win from 69 career starts.

The Black Top results would have paid well for any punter’s that followed our Race Preview & Tips as we had picked Snozz to win and Daydream down as the best dog to Place at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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2010 Black Top Results

Placing Dog Time Margin SP
1 SNOZZ 29.34 $2.80
2 FLASH OF LIGHT 29.47 1 ¾ $7.40
3 DAYDREAM 29.63 2 ¼ $8.00
4 NICHOLAS’S HABIT 29.69 1 $44.00
5 TUIAKI 29.88 2 ¾ $7.80
FELL NEW DIVIDE
FELL ELITE BLUE SIZE
FTF BIT STRESSED