Jun 24, 2015
PETER Snowden thinks he might have an exciting Melbourne spring filly on his hands after heavily-backed Flippant won the Listed Lancaster Stakes at Doomben.
Two-year-old Flippant was the subject of a nationwide betting plunge and started $1.65, but backers hardly raised a sweat.
She was in a pocket turning for home but Hugh Bowman nudged her out and she easily put paid to Harlem River in the straight.
“I will look towards the spring with a fair bit of anticipation with this girl,’’ Snowden said. “Even though she has been big and strong, she has been mentally a bit immature. So this trip up here to Brisbane will have done her the world of good.’’
Flippant, who increased her win tally to three from five starts, is clearly a dry-track specialist and the blinkers going on also helped keep her focused.
Snowden conjured a plan to bring her to Brisbane after a win at Scone last month and punters were keen to be on her today.
“Being on top of the ground and having blinkers on have certainly helped her,’’ Snowden said.
“She got a run and even though she was in a pocket, Hugh had a horse travelling underneath him.’’
Ben Dorries Courier Mail
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