Wayne Vassallo admits Bunning Snag will face a baptism of middle distance fire when she steps up to 600m for the first time in the third race at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Vassallo is keen to see what Bunning Snag can produce over more ground; however, he wasn’t planning on tackling Sandown Cup winner Rajasthan and exciting middle distance prospect Tauwitchere first-up.
“There are two 600m races on the night and you would’ve hoped she would’ve been in the other one, a Grade 5,” Vassallo said.
“She’s only won one city race and took a while to win that.
“The breaks went her way early when she won at Sandown last start but the last half of the race she looked pretty strong.
“She gives the indication she wants 600 – she’s winding up pretty well in her races – but it won’t be easy against Rajasthan and Tauwitchere.
“Hopefully she runs it out and maybe she can get a bit further but I really couldn’t see her running any better than third or fourth on Saturday night.
“But as long as she runs well I’ll be happy.”