Day At The Track

The Kingston Flyer living up to his name

02:57 PM 02 Apr 2014 NZDT
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Shaun Snudden - trainer of The Kingston Flyer.

The Kingston Flyer is only a recent addition to the Shaun Snudden stable but after two impressive victories at Albury and Wagga, the son of Christian Cullen has earned himself a shot at the Carousel series at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.  The five year old won at Menangle before joining Snudden's stable and the Narrandera trainer believes that will be a bonus going into this weekend's assignment.

"I've only given him the two starts and he has won them both but he has won at Menangle in 1:56.9 before and his early speed should see him prominent from the start, if not in front," Snudden said.

"He broke the track record at his first start for me in Albury, I was expecting him to produce something that time because he had trialled well in the lead up to that run but what has impressed me the most is that he possesses the ability to keep the speed on in the middle stages of a race."

Snudden admits Saturday night will be a much tougher race for The Kingston Flyer but a lack of opportunities in the Riverina was a factor in targeting the Carousel.

"In his current form I think he deserves a shot at a race series like the Carousel and another reason I entered him for the series is because once you get up to his grade in the country a lot of the races just don't stand up."

"It is going to be a pretty big weekend for me, I am racing at Wagga on Friday, Menangle on Saturday night and then when we get home on Sunday morning we will load the truck up again and head off to Temora so there won't be too much sleeping over the weekend, hopefully we get a few winners to make it that bit easier."

Driver Leigh Sutton has been working for Snudden recently and the two are starting to form a strong combination in the Riverina.

"Leigh is going really well, I think we have had 20 odd winners already and he is a good fit for my horses so hopefully there will be plenty more winners to come."                                                                          

by Greg Hayes - SKY Racing

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