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Flippant gaps the field in Woodlands Stakes

May 22, 2015

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Flippant booked a trip to Brisbane for more potential winter riches when the filly trounced her opposition in the $140,000 Listed Pryde’s Easifeed Woodlands Stakes (1100m) at Scone on Saturday.

Flippant was heavily backed on-course, firming from $5 into a $3.20 favourite.

The daughter of Hinchinbrook is raced in partnership by the stallion’s Hunter Valley base, Yarraman Park Stud, and she gave nothing a look in when leading all the way and extending her margin in the straight until jockey Hugh Bowman shut her down over the later stages.

"That was impressive,” Bowman said. "In the blinkers first time she bounced good but didn’t know what to do.

"I got her into stride and got her travelling and she did the rest.

"She felt just how she looked.”

Flippant ($3.20 fav) defeated the Gai Waterhouse-trained Harlem River ($9) by 2-1/4 lengths with Chris Waller’s Miss Antaeus ($13) a half-length back in third.

Peter Snowden said after the win, Flippant is a filly he’s always regarded highly and her next start will be in the Lancaster Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Stradbroke Handicap day, June 6.

"She’s a big strong thing, built like a three-year-old and she’s always shown nice ability,” he said. "She’s above average.”

Flippant’s victory gave Hinchinbrook his first stakes win in his freshman year and it was his ninth winner from 17 individual runners.

Clinton Payne - Racenet

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