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The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Pariah will be ridden back in the field in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill today.

Pariah, above, will be ridden back in the field in the Golden Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Pariah, above, will be ridden back in the field in the Golden Rose at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Snowdens notified Racing New South Wales Stewards today of the change of tactics and the Stewards released the following statement on twitter.

“Rosehill R7 – Pariah – To be ridden quieter,” the statement read.

Pariah has drawn awkwardly at barrier twelve in the fourteen horse Golden Rose field with Blake Shinn to ride and the Snitzel colt is the second pick in the betting at Ladbrokes.com.au at $6 behind the short priced favourite Menari at $2.30.

Pariah resumed from a spell with a win in the Group 3 $150,000 TPG Telecom San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on August 26 when ridden back in the field but raced in a prominent position when runner up to Menari in the Group 2 $200,000 The Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill on September 9.

Team Snowden will also saddle up Dracarys (Tim Clark, barrier 1) and Assimilate (Hugh Bowman, barrier 9) but Peter Snowden indicated that Pariah was the stable’s pick.

“Pariah has been there, done that at a good level,’’ Peter Snowden told The Daily Telegraph.

“He is more seasoned, more hardened, and he has had a run at Group 1 level before.”

“The 1400m tempo makes the Golden Rose a whole different race again — there is much more pressure.”

“He is a good horse, Menari, and a deserved favourite but I’m confident Pariah will run well.’’

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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