Group 1 placed Rich Enuff will make his first public appearance for new trainers Peter and Paul Snowden when he steps out in a Randwick barrier trial on Friday.
The former top three year old was previously prepared by Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys and ironically it was the Snowden trained Shooting To Win who collared Rich Enuff to beat him in the 2014 Group 1 $1m BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.
Rich Enuff was sent out as the odds on favourite that day but after overracecing in the middle stages, couldn’t hold off the strong finishing effort of Shooting To Win.
Following an unsuccessful 2015 Spring Carnival campaign when Rich Enuff was only able to finish in the placings once from four starts, Keys, who is also a part owner, sanctioned a transfer to the Snowden stables at Randwick.
At his latest start Rich Enuff failed to beat a runner home when tenth behind Chautauqua in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley during the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden has been impressed with Rich Enuff since he has joined the stable and is keen to see how he trials against some handy gallopers over the 830m tomorrow.
“He is a lovely horse. It will be great to get back to his old self, whether he does or not time will tell,” Snowden told Racing And Sports.
“So I am looking forward to see how he trials tomorrow.”
Snowden said that he has gradually build up the work load with Rich Enuff and his fitness levels will be greatly improved with the outing.
“The signs are there in his work, he has come back good,” Snowden said.
“I haven’t done a lot with him, but he forward enough to run a decent trial.”
“I worked him once in company and he worked extremely well. On his own he is a little bit casual.
“And Kenny (Keys), he’s been working with me and he has been telling me a lot about the horse which has been a big help.”
“He said he is a bit like that, a real game day horse,
While Rich Enuff was narrowly beaten over 1600m when second in the Caulfield Guineas as a three year old, Snowden said that he wouldn’t send him out over the ‘mile’ this campaign and would probably bypass the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 2.
But if he did get back to his best, Snowden thinks the Group 1 $600,000 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 16 would be a suitable race over the Sydney Autumn Carnival.
“I don’t think he will stretch that far myself,” Snowden said referring to the 1600m of the Doncaster Mile.
“I think a seven (1400m). If he is going well enough the All Aged or something like that looks an ideal race.”
Rich Enuff is the winner of three of his ten race starts and has earned over $500,000 in prizemoney.