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Chad Schofield will have his first ride in the Golden Slipper on a horse chosen by a man who won the rich race twice.

Bring Me The Maid secured her place in the field for next week’s $3.5 million race with victory in the Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

The filly, who is raced by a syndicate formed by the late champion jockey Roy Higgins and Wylie Dalziel, held off the late charge by Peggy Jean to win the Group Two race by a neck.

Higgins, who won the 1966 Slipper on Storm Queen and the 1973 version on Tontonan, died earlier this month, days before Bring Me The Maid ran third at Moonee Valley at her second start.

“It was always the plan to be here if she was going to do well enough,” trainer Peter Moody said.

“We had a bit of a tumultuous couple of weeks there, with Roy Higgins unfortunately passing away.

“We were keen to have her in Melbourne and run on that Friday night, with Roy’s funeral the day before, and things didn’t go our way.

“She handles all going, and the bonus is I don’t have to train her now. She’ll just train herself.

“It’s just a matter of presenting her here in the same condition next week. Just keep a smile on her face for seven days.”

Bookmakers reacted to the win by cutting Bring Me The Maid’s price dramatically with the TAB firming her from $51 to $15 with Earthquake holding sway at $2.10.

Moody said he rated Bring Me The Maid a better filly than Headway who ran second to Phelan Ready in the 2009 Slipper on a heavy track.

Rosehill was rated in the heavy range on Saturday with more rain predicted during the week.

Peggy Jean, who missed the start, made up a lot of ground and her owners and trainer Gerald Ryan will stick to the plan to head to the Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) in two weeks.

 
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