By Brad Gray
Snitzel filly Teaspoon did it the hard way in the G3 Widden Stakes, holding on from the front to keep her unbeaten record intact.
“Two from two and up in class here. I’ve trialled a couple of the unraced fillies (prior to the Widden) and they’ve got an opinion of them so I think this will be a nice race leading into the autumn,” said Hugh Bowman.
“She’s a natural but she’s unassuming. We did a little bit of work to get to the lead but then she relaxed there for me. I thought I was a beaten commodity at the 300m mark but as I went past the 200m I could feel she was lifting and she was strong through the line."
Teapsoon scooted to the front and was never headed
It was Michael Freedman’s first stakes winner since returning to the training ranks in Australia and he was also quick to praise the genuine qualities of the filly.
“She’s given them weight today and Hughie had to use her up a little bit from the wide gate. She was there to be run down but she just kept fighting,” Freedman said.
“We’ll give her a nice break after this to get over today and have a look at where we go from here. There are few nice fillies options possibly leading into the Slipper.”
Teaspoon and Sebring Express parade ahead of the Widden Stakes.
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