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24th November 2020
Third time out for Snowy at Rebecca's local track Sedgefield

A short trip in the lorry to Sedgefield from Howe Hills for Snowy this time as she makes her third UK apperance with a run in another decent looking novice hurdle. It was anothereducational run out for our mare, knowing that she would be given a hndicap mark after this race.

 

Rebecca, her jockey Ross Chapman and all of the owners were delighted with the way she ran. Below are some photos, a video of the race and our view of how the race went in general.

Chilling in her box - pre race

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Menzies

In the Parade Ring - pre race

Another in the Paddock

Photo Courtesy of Sue Young

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Menzies

A couple of in-running shots

Photos Courtesy of Sue Young

Coming back in safe and sound

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Menzies

The Full Race:

Tuesday 24th November 2020
13:46 Sedgefield

 

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Class 4  |   2m 178y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

4Racing Owners Club Race Report

 

Race Report - 24th November 2020


SNOWY BURROWS:

 

The plan was to try and race her more prominently and give her plenty of daylight and to try. We were also keen to see if Ross Chapman could get her settled better.

Snowy settled much better and appeared to enjoy the genuinely good ground.
She hurdled really well and put herself right when one made a mistake just in front of her.
Ross didn’t give her an unduly hard time when her chance of placing was gone but she saw her race out under hands and heels. Definite signs of improvement and job very much done in terms of her continued development.

She will now get an official handicap mark and it was  really enouraging day out for her again.

Well done, Snowy, Bex, Ross, Diaz and all the team.

~Ian Griffiths & Graham Arnold - 4Racing~

4th November 2020
Snowy Burrows Goes For Another Educational Run 

An exciting day for 4Racing, our sydincate members and all the hard working staff at Rebecca Menzies Racing as Snowy Burrows makes her second UK apperance with a run at Musselburgh in a tough novice hurdle. 

 

However, Rebecca, her jockey Henry Brooke and all of the owners were delighted with the way she ran. Below are some photos, a video of the race and our view of how the race went in general.

Chilling in her box - pre race

Photo Courtesy of Diaz Gibson

Three shots of her in the paddock pre-race with her stable lass, Diaz Gibson

Photos Courtesy of Bruce Boult

Finishing off the race, safe and sound with Henry Brooke. That's all we wanted

Photo Courtesy of Bruce Boult

The Full Race:

Wednesday 4th November 2020
12:20 Musselburgh

 

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Snowy Burrows at Musselbugh 4th November 2020

4Racing Owners Club Race Report

 

Race Report - 4th November 2020


SNOWY BURROWS:

 

The plan was to run a similar race to her debut for us and give her another educational run. She looked very much on her toes in the paddock and was a bit buzzy and ran very keen early on. 

She was given a very good educational ride from Henry Brooke, where she ran on the inside amongst horses, and hurdled cleanly again, which was very pleasing.

Again Henry never gave her a hard time and let her come home in her own time and overall the management team of the 4Racing Owners Club were very pleased.

Yes of course we all want to see her being competitive and having a chance to win races but this will come. We need to be patient and follow the plan that Rebecca has in mind for her. Snowy is still a baby and learning her trade and in perfect hands to do this.

It appears that the handicapper will not take her run in France into account so we will have to enter her into another race, similar to the first two to obtain this.

Ian Griffiths came up with a very good analysis of the race and posted this to the WhatsApp and Facebook  groups: 


"In amongst the various comments, nobody has commented about Snowy and St Arvans/The Silver Prince.
On debut, Snowy finished 34l behind TSP who came 3rd that day and 46l behind the winner St Arvans.
Today Snowy finished 31l behind St Arvans 5th (albeit with a 6lbs swing) and 20l behind TSP 6th (no weight swing net of claimer).
Snowy was eased on both occasions - the other two weren’t either day as more involved in the finish.
Maybe the better ground did help show some progress."

As we told all members beforehand, we have always been bullish in that Snowy WILL win races for us and once we get her into handicaps (possibly mares only) and with a bit more experience we saw nothing today to change our point of view.

It was a perfectly acceptable day at school in our opinion.

Well done, Snowy, Bex, Henry, Diaz and all the team.

~Ian Griffiths & Graham Arnold - 4Racing~

24th October 2020
Snowy Burrows & 4Racing Owners Club Debut on a UK Racecourse.

An exciting day for 4Racing, our sydincate members and all the hard working staff at Rebecca Menzies Racing as Snowy Burrows makes her UK debut at Kelso in a tough maiden hurdle. It was a tough introduction, as there were very limited opportunities to find the right kind of race for her. Rebecca was keen to find decent ground and give her a day learning about racing and not much was expected from her. 

The heavens opened and although the going was officially declared as good, you can see from the photos that it clearly was not.

However, Rebecca, her jockey Henry Brooke and all of the owners were delighted with the way she ran. Below are some photos, a video of the race and our view of how the race went in general.

Henry Brooke Chatting Pre Race

In The Parade Ring

Photo Courtesy of Alan Raeburn

Before She Got Mucky

Photo Courtesy of Alan Raeburn

In Action

Photo Courtesy of Alan Raeburn

Afterwards - Good Going They Said???

Snowy & Her Lass, Diaz Gibson. 

The Two Princesses of Howe Hill.

Diaz said "Snowy is too much of  a diva to be this dirty"

The Full Race:

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4Racing Owners Club Race Report

 

Race Report - 24 October


SNOWY BURROWS:


Snowy was settled fairly wide and out the back on debut. The idea today was to settle her, make sure she got a good look at the hurdles and to try and ensure she enjoyed herself.


The ground started as officially good to firm but rain this morning changed it to good. The way the ground cut up we think it was more good to soft at best - certainly on the slower side of good.


Snowy got tired but still jumped pretty well on debut. We could only see one small error.
Henry Brooke gave her a great educational ride. Henry let her find her feet and was not hard on her, easing her after 3 out. We know a lot more about her now.

 

Henry thinks Snowy will benefit from a step up to 2m4f and genuinely good ground.


As we told all members before hand, we have always been bullish in that Snowy WILL win races for us and once we get her into handicaps (possibly mares only) and with a bit more experience we saw nothing today to change our point of view.


It was a perfectly acceptable debut in our opinion.


Well done, Snowy, Bex, Henry, Diaz and all the team.

~Ian Griffiths & Graham Arnold - 4Racing~

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