Jon Snow to bypass Sydney Autumn for Brisbane Winter Carnival

Jon Snow
Jon Snow
Queensland racegoers could get the opportunity to see smart Kiwi stayer Jon Snow in his upcoming campaign.

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have the Group One winning son of Iffraaj back in work after a mixed Melbourne campaign in spring.

Placed in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and a strong winner of the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m), Jon Snow was a late withdrawal from last year’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) due to a foot issue.

“He had a good break and has done a fair bit of work on the treadmill and he’s looking good,” Baker said. “He had a few problems but he seems over them.

“There’s a chance he could get to Sydney late in the carnival, but it’s more likely he’ll be going to Brisbane. We’ll just have to see how he comes up.

“He’s a good stayer and there will be plenty of races for him in Australia.”