Softer road to Auckland Cup

Snow Secret is on the right track for a tilt at the Auckland Cup.

Snow Secret is on the right track for a tilt at the Auckland Cup.

Proven Cambridge stayer Snow Secret is likely to take a softer option ahead of a Group One test.

“We’ll probably run her in the Rating 85 over 2400 metres at Te Rapa,” said trainer Shaune Ritchie.

“She’s better left-handed, but with a lack of other options she’ll go for the Auckland Cup.”

Placed up to 3200 metres, Snow Secret was an unlucky last-start seventh in the Gr.2 Wellington Cup when she was twice disappointed for runs in the straight.

“She certainly didn’t get the rub of the green,” said Ritchie.

NZ Racing Desk