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The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Russian Revolution proved again that he is one of the best short course horses with his win in the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield today.

Russian Revolution, above in red and yellow colours, wins the 2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Russian Revolution, above in red and yellow colours, wins the 2018 Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Russian Revolution collected his second Group 1 trophy today after winning the Group 1 $700,000 Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs Galaxy at Rosehill during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival over the same distance as today’s race.

Winning jockey Mark Zahra let Russian Revolution ($4.40 favourite) slide forward from an awkward barrier and race just behind the leader Snitty Kitty ($9).

Snitty Kitty was still clear in the straight but was being attacked by a wall of horses with Russian Revolution the one to stick his head out right on the line.

Snitty Kitty held on for second with Hellent ($16) finding the third in a blanket finish.

Russian Revolution has had shown in the past that he is a good fresh horse winning three from three first up previously and keep that perfect first up record intact at his first start back since running twelfth to She Will Reign in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Co-trainer Paul Snowden said that the team would sit down during the week and see if Russian Revolution stays in Melbourne to run in the Group 1 $500,000 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on March 23 or heads back to Sydney.

“We thought we had him right on the day, his first up record suggests that,” Paul Snowden said.

“Nothing went right for us, we were four deep without cover for the whole way but he was always going to be strong to the line.”

“We will probably have a meeting Monday or Tuesday next week and take stock and see where we sit.”

“There is a William Reid down here or we can send him up north.”

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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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