Australian Racing: Big autumn targets lie ahead for Ebhaar
Peter and Paul Snowden can look forward to the autumn with Ebhaar as she will be heading to some of the feature races after her win in the Merson Cooper Stakes at Sandown.
Ridden by Damien Oliver, the two-year-old filly, who is currently a 33/1 chance for the Golden Slipper, responded well to being ridden to score by three-quarters of a length from Boldhino, with Moko a further two lengths away third.
The race has thrown up Blue Diamond Stakes second Hanseatic and Caulfield Guineas winner and Cox Plate second Anamoe in the last two renewals, so the daughter of I Am Invincible has big shoes to fill.
It would be amazing to win the Slipper with one we have bred.Bryan Carlson
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Owned by Emirates Park, the farm's general manager Bryan Carlson said it is a long-held goal for them to breed a winner of the famous two-year-old contest.
"It would be amazing to win the Slipper with one we have bred," said Carlson. "We have won it with two fillies we have bought, but our main aim would be to do it with a homebred and fingers crossed she can be there at the end of March."
Oliver highly impressed
Jockey Oliver was also impressed with the filly post-race, adding: "She's a very precocious filly. She began awkwardly but showed good speed and then travelled well outside the leader.
"The leader probably wasn't going quick enough for her on the bend, so she took it up a fair way out.
"The second horse put a head or a neck on her in the straight, so she did a good job to come back and win nicely."