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Rising mare Snippagem primed for shot at Ladies Bracelet in Albany for in-form trainer Roy Rogers

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Snippagem will be one of main chances in Saturday’s Ladies Bracelet.
Camera IconSnippagem will be one of main chances in Saturday’s Ladies Bracelet. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany trainer Roy Rogers is confident he has the right horse to win Saturday’s $40,000 Pelicans Albany Ladies Bracelet (1600m) at Percy Spencer Racecourse.

Rogers already has 18 winners to his name this season in the Great Southern and is now chasing more feature race success.

He claimed this month’s Fitzpatrick Plate in Albany with Strathmore Rose and is hoping to take out the fillies and mares feature race with Snippagem.

Snippagem won second-up in Albany on Boxing Day and then finished fourth behind Niigata on January 8 at her most recent start.

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Rogers believes his four-year-old mare is primed for the Ladies Bracelet.

“This is the race she’s been set for and is peaking at the right time,” he said.

“It will be a genuinely run race, I don’t think we will see a sit-and-kick race.

“Snippagem was competitive enough as a three-year-old and this is the race we set her for.”

Jockey Beaux Banovic-Edwards, who rode Snippagem in the Listed Belmont Oaks last season, will be aboard for Sunday’s feature.

Snippagem will lump 59kg and has drawn barrier five in the field of 11.

“She has got a bit of weight but this is her class,” Rogers said.

“Beaux knows her really well and will get the best out of her.”

Visiting trainer Vaughn Sigley has the top weight in the race with Rocky Path, who hasn’t won since June 2021.

Rocky Path will be ridden by Brayden Gaerth and carries 59.5kg from gate six.

The Great Southern will have strong representation in the Ladies Bracelet.

New stable acquisition for Rebecca Wallrodt, Rhythm Star, will also carry 59kg and is joined in the race by stablemate Fuel The Friar.

Mark Westthorp will saddle up Missallure while fellow Great Southern trainers Justin Parsons (Montiblu) and Leanne Howlett (Sunset Cruise) will also have runners in the race.

Jade McNaught will be aboard the Tiarnna Robertson-trained Miss Eugen and Albany rider Natasha Faithfull is engaged on Paigey’s Turn.

Pelicans Ladies Bracelet sponsors Renny and Jan Gardner with jockey Lisa Staples, trainer Georgia Grant and owner Corey Johnson after Eurogem won the 1600 metre event.
Camera IconPelicans Ladies Bracelet sponsors Renny and Jan Gardner with jockey Lisa Staples, trainer Georgia Grant and owner Corey Johnson after Eurogem won the 2022 edition of the race. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

The Ladies Bracelet will be run at 4.35pm and is part of an eight-race Saturday program, run on the same day as Ascot’s metropolitan meeting.

Meanwhile, Rogers had success last Saturday at Ascot with Halatorion, who won a 72+ ratings race impressively for William Pike.

Halatorion led all of the way and won by nearly three lengths, making it two victories in his past three starts.

Albany galloper Classic Magnus continues her brilliant form, winning a one-metro win special conditions race at Ascot over 1000m on Saturday.

The Peter Western-trained mare has won four races this campaign after Keshaw Dhurun got the best out of her late to win by a head over Tadweer on Saturday.

Ex-Albany trainer Garry Delane also had success at the meeting with Minus Looks, who claimed the Crown Perth Handicap.

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