O’Dea Hits Right Decision With Hit Snooze

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One of the best decisions trainer Steve O'Dea has made in recent times was not to send his two year old Hit Snooze to north .

Hit Snooze ($18) made it two wins in a row when she beat Magic Beans ($9.50) by long head with a short neck to Pull ($4.40) third in the TAB Two Year Old (1400m).

The chances of Hit Snooze winning the race at on her pre-race mood and on Saturday it was much better than her four previous starts.

A cheap buy at $8000, the filly by sire Wicked Style has shown plenty of ability but also a nervous demeanour.

At her first start she was a handy third at the before spelling and returning to trial impressively.

But at her first start back from a break she went into meltdown in the parade ring and eventually was well beaten in a midweek two year old.

Trainer Steve O'Dea worked hard on getting the filly to relax on race day and added pre-race earmuffs to her gear.

Hit Snooze showed what she could do by leading all of the way to win a Doomben midweek two year old 10 days ago.

“She has always impressed me but to be honest I was very tempted to send her to Townsville after her first-up failure this time,” he said.

“She is lucky to be here and I suppose I am as well. She was a lot better before the races today and maybe she has a future.”

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