JAMIE SNOWDEN has come out of the blocks pretty smartly this jumps season and with 12 winners from only 67 runners he is entitled to feel that the swingometer is suggesting that his fortunes are on the rise.
Double Measure landed his fourth race in succession when taking the Grade 2 Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last week and potential stable star Dans Le Vent signalled his intent with a solid second to Colin Tizzard’s Slate House in the Maiden Hurdle at the same meeting. They could both be back there in the months to come and whose to say that one of his fledgling stars couldn’t emulate Present View who provided Snowden with Cheltenham Festival success when winning the two and a half mile novices handicap on the opening day in 2014.
Snowden said: “We have had a great start to the season and the best we have ever had. To be in the top 20 trainers from just a few horses we have run is great news. If we can uncover another Festival winner this time around then that would be the icing on the cake for the season.”
Snowden is almost halfway to his personal best of 25 winners last season and his total prize money of £188,782 for 2016-2017 looks sure to be passed shortly with £107,663 in the coffers already.
Jamie kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his team for the busy jumps schedule ahead.