Hightail

Hightail (Image: Bradley Photos)

Snowden to watch radar with Aurie's duo

The border ban between New South Wales and Victoria won't stop trainer Peter Snowden sending down sprinters Hightail and Signore Fox when the time is right.

The duo is nominated for Saturday's $160,000 Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap at Flemington, but a lot will depend on the weather rather than the transport situation between the two states.

Under current Racing NSW protocols, both horses will be banned from returning to a licensed premises in the state once they have crossed into Victoria.

Snowden, who has a stable at Flemington, said the program of events in Victoria meant he was not concerned about sending Hightail and Signore Fox down.

"If they don't go down this week, they will go down next week. There's another Listed race next week," Snowden said.

"It (the ban) doesn't worry us as we've got staff down there, it's no drama. There's races there for the next four weeks for them."

There are 12 nominations for this year's Aurie's Star Handicap, with Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes-trained import Cape Of Good Hope the top-rated runner.

So Si Bon, Trope, Great Again and Widgee Turf are also among the nominations.

Snowden said he'd be keeping an eye on the rain radar before putting his horses on the truck to head south.

"It will all depend on weather," he said.

"Neither of them are real good wet-trackers, so I'm not sure."

Snowden said both Hightail and Signore Fox were 'in good form'.

"Signore Fox is coming off a win in the Ramornie last start and Hightail ran in the same race and didn't have a lot of luck," he said.

"He's still in good form. He won two starts prior that. So he is going well."