The tip was there for keen students of yearling sales long before Bring Me The Maid scored a debut win in Saturday’s Sports 1000 at Flemington.
“I thought a bit of her from the start,” said trainer Peter Moody.
“That’s why I bought her full-sister at the sales this year.”
Bring Me The Maid showed ability and courage matched by the perfect timing of her jockey Chad Schofield to win the Listed event at her first start.
“We had a good guide on her ability after she worked with another good filly last preparation,” Moody said.
“We put her away and she grew a bit and she came back with the same speed and a bit more strength.”
The filly is owned by a syndicate headed by former champion jockey Roy Higgins who is battling illness and who has a race named after him on the Flemington program.
“It’s good to win one for Roy,” Moody said.
“But I don’t know if you’d want to back him in anything – he’s not going that well at the moment.”
Bring Me The Maid ($10) did best in a three-way finish, nosing out Husson Eagle ($13) who in turn had only a short half-head to spare over third placegetter More Radiant ($3.50).
Bookies turned the winner in from $101 to $41 for the Golden Slipper, but Moody is likely to aim her for less difficult assignments in Melbourne.
The disappointment of the race proved to be $2.80 favourite Eloping who led and compounded quickly to finish fourth, her rider Stephen Baster suggesting she’d had enough.