Victorian filly Supreme Idea beat off several Golden Slipper fancies to win The Listed $150,000 Darley Lonhro Plate (1000m) at Randwick today.
The Anthony Freedman trained Supreme Idea is now marked at $34 at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 21 while Lonhro Plate third placegetter Dame Gissile has drifted from $12 to $17 after finishing third.
Winning jockey Tim Clark took Supreme Idea ($14) straight to the front as soon as the gates broke and the I Am Invincible filly maintained that position for the rest of the race to post a one and a quarter lengths winning margin over the Gerald Ryan trained Mission River ($9).
Tommy Berry gave Dame Gissile every possible chance, settling her in fifth and sixth position just behind the pace, but the $1.65 favourite failed to accelerate in the straight.
Berry looked like he had a lap full of horse coming over the rise but when he released the brakes, Dame Gissille found nothing and failed to challenge the first two placegetters to finish two and a half lengths from the winner, Supreme Idea.
Supreme Idea is also marked at $51 for the Group 1 $1.5m Ned Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 22 while Freedman also has the favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes, Hanseatic, who heads the market order at $2.30.
Stable representative Brad Taylor said there is a chance that Supreme Idea could return to Melbourne for the Blue Diamond Stakes but the stable is yet to make a firm decision and a run in the Golden Slipper is still on the cards.
“It was a pretty good effort today,” Taylor said.
“She will continue to go through the traditional Slipper path. I wouldn’t think Anthony would do it (head back to Melbourne), but you always have to consider it.”