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
4g   Snitzel x Easy To Read (Encosta De Lago )
Not Offered
 2 0.1 Live To Dream T: Bjorn Baker J: Jean Van Overmeire
3f   Snitzel x Shoboard (Show A Heart )
Not Offered
 3 2.4 Mutarakem (GB) T: C J Waller J: Tim Clark
4g   Dubawi (IRE) x Shaarfa (USA) (Dynaformer (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 2.7 Never Back Down T: J and G Lee J: G Schofield
6g   Canny Lad x Lucky Jewel (NZ) (Lucky Ring (IRE) )
 5 2.9 Balius T: G D Neale J: A Adkins
4g   Lonhro x Miss Mycenae (UAE) (Mark Of Esteem (IRE) )
 6 4.1 Cervinia T: D Lane J: Josh Adams
5m   Casino Prince x Mattie (Marscay )
 7 5.9 Coolcraft T: Ms G Markwell J: J Parr
5g   Starcraft (NZ) x Cool Gal (Secret Savings (USA) )
 8 6.0 Dylan's Romance T: M C Conners J: B Avdulla
4g   Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Racing Romance (Hussonet (USA) )
 9 6.6 Triantan T: John Thompson J: T Angland
4g   Bernardini (USA) x Triangular (Saithor (USA) )
 10 8.0 Belridge T: Nick Mitchell J: C Reith
4g   Street Sense (USA) x Awtaar (Secret Savings (USA) )
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