Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Shannara to Resume at Newcastle

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Shannara to Resume at Newcastle

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PETER Snowden believes the best is still ahead of well-related stakeswinning mare Shannara, who is set to kick off her autumn campaign at Newcastle today.

A full-sister to 11-times Group One winner Lonhro, Shannara is being aimed at the Group Two Emancipation Stakes later in the carnival and makes her return in the Group Three Newcastle Newmarket (1400m).

Shannara has already won twice at stakes level in the Listed Dark Jewel Classic at Scone and Listed Ladies Day Cup at Hawkesbury but Snowden believes the five-year-old can continue to get better.

aShe's coming up very well. The best she's been,a Snowden said.

aShe's much stronger than before and I'm very happy with the way she's done in her work. She's just a stronger mare all over.

aShe's only lightly raced and I think the best is yet to come from her.a

Snowden said the intention was to keep Shannara in work for another season in 2012/13 with the mare having only raced 16 times.

aShe's got a good record,a Snowden said. …

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