Trainer Peter Snowden had a tip for punters after classy colt Sigma booked himself a trip to Melbourne with his impressive win at Warwick Farm on Tuesday

“He’s definitely a horse for the autumn and is one to remember,” Snowden said. “He’s learning his trade now and we’ll give him one more run before we give him a break.” Sigma’s next run will be in the Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 17. The disappointment of the race was $2 favourite Little Surfer Girl who had a nice trail into the race behind Sigma but failed to run on and finished fifth.

Sigma, a Redoute’s Choice colt out of Angelic Smile, is a half brother to the Snowden-trained Group winner Fravashi and has now won two of his four starts. His win in the Cabramatta Handicap (1400m) was in contrast to his victory a start before at Randwick where he rocketed home to score by a half neck on August 5.
Kerrin McEvoy skipped straight to the lead on Sigma, something Snowden said was not planned but proved to be a good move with the colt kicking strongly on straightening and fending off El Sonador by a long neck. “It wasn’t our intention to be there but they were walking for the first furlong and a half and I had no problem with him (Kerrin) using his mind,” Snowden said.

“It’s the first time Sigma’s led before, he’s just a green horse and he did a good job to kick and find as much as he did. “He’s not unlike Fravashi, he just needs to get a bit stronger and he’ll be there.”

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