Fabulous four for super Steyne
Breednet - Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Steyne scored his fourth win in succession when he valiantly got up on the line to win the BenchMark 70 Handicap over 1580m at Canterbury.

SteyneSent off the $2.05 favourite, Steyne gave himself some work to do entering the straight, however he showed his undeniable class in running down the Bjorn Baker-trained Live To Dream in the closing stages.

It has been a remarkable run of form for the son of Snitzel since his return from a tendon injury sustained 18 months ago, as in five starts this year he has recorded a record of four wins and a mightily unlucky second.

A masterful ride from Hugh Bowman secured the victory on this occasion, with the leading jockey moving to within 3.5 wins of current pace-setter Brenton Avdulla with a treble on the day.

Co-trainer Paul Snowden was delighted with the consistency of Steyne and credit goes to the Snowden Racing team for the excellent placing of the four-year-old. "He's a winner isn't he," said Snowden. "That's the win of the day as he had a lot of ground to make up turning for home.

"Horses coming from that far back today certainly weren't figuring much in the finish.

"Hugh stayed cool and calm as he cut the corner which proved the winning move.

"He's done tremendously well since returning from his tendon injury. The rehab programs that get them back to the races are superb and he's a beneficiary of that.

"He'll step up in trip in time but maybe we'll look towards another race at the mile to try and consolidate him."

News from Triple Crown Bloodstock
Race 5 - Bowerman's Furniture (Bm70) - 1580m
Class: Benchmark 70. Track: Soft(6). Time: 1:38.73. Sectional Time: 0:36.87 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $40,000 - 1st: $22,200 2nd: $8,000 3rd: $4,000.
 1   Steyne T: P and P Snowden J: J Bowman
$2.11
60.0
4g   Snitzel x Easy To Read (Encosta De Lago )
 Lot 1563 2014 MM National Yearling Sale Select Session
Vendor - Riversdale, Scone, NSW
Buyer - Triple Crown Syndications  $75,000
 2 0.1 Live To Dream T: Bjorn Baker J: Jean Van Overmeire
$5
56.5
3f   Snitzel x Shoboard (Show A Heart )
 Lot 180 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Cressfield, Scone
Buyer - Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock  $140,000
 3 2.4 Mutarakem (GB) T: C J Waller J: Tim Clark
$9
55.5
4g   Dubawi (IRE) x Shaarfa (USA) (Dynaformer (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 2.7 Never Back Down T: J and G Lee J: G Schofield
$26
55.5
6g   Canny Lad x Lucky Jewel (NZ) (Lucky Ring (IRE) )
 5 2.9 Balius T: G D Neale J: A Adkins
$12
57.0
4g   Lonhro x Miss Mycenae (UAE) (Mark Of Esteem (IRE) )
 6 4.1 Cervinia T: D Lane J: Josh Adams
$51
56.5
5m   Casino Prince x Mattie (Marscay )
 7 5.9 Coolcraft T: Ms G Markwell J: J Parr
$17
60.0
5g   Starcraft (NZ) x Cool Gal (Secret Savings (USA) )
 8 6.0 Dylan's Romance T: M C Conners J: B Avdulla
$8.50
59.0
4g   Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Racing Romance (Hussonet (USA) )
 9 6.6 Triantan T: John Thompson J: T Angland
$61
59.0
4g   Bernardini (USA) x Triangular (Saithor (USA) )
 10 8.0 Belridge T: Nick Mitchell J: C Reith
$26
58.0
4g   Street Sense (USA) x Awtaar (Secret Savings (USA) )
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