Champion Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman wrapped up the two year old double when he drove Satin Slipper to a narrow win in the in the Listed $150,000 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.

Satin Slipper, above, wins the Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick Photo by Steve Hart.

Satin Slipper, above, wins the Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick Photo by Steve Hart.

Bowman stole the show in the previous race with Performer winning the Listed $150,000 Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate (1000m) for the colts and gelding and then arrived on the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Satin Slipper to win the fillies race.

Satin Slipper ($6.50) settled midfield for Bowman and once he had her balanced up in the straight, the filly really hit the line hard to score a narrow win on the $21 outsider Setsuna with Fiesta ($13) holding down third position.

“This filly I didn’t trial but I did ride her work during the week and I was very pleased with how she felt,” Bowman said.

“The Snowden two year olds, they are so well prepared. She will be a much better filly again in six months time.”

“She is a lovely filly in the making.”

“She is beautifully bred. I won the Silver Slipper on her mother (Satin Shoes) and she is by Pierro.”

Satin Slipper is by Golden Slipper winning sire Pierro out of Satin Shoes and Bowman said the filly would take great improvement out of today’s race and has the ability to emulate her sire in the 2018 Golden Slipper during the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

The $4.60 favourite Witherspoon was caught wide throughout from the outside barrier and battled on in the straight to finish in eighth position.

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