Victorian filly Supreme Idea beat off several Golden Slipper fancies to win The Listed $150,000 Darley Lonhro Plate (1000m) at Randwick today.

Supreme Idea, above, wins the Lonhro Plate at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Supreme Idea, above, wins the Lonhro Plate at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Anthony Freedman trained Supreme Idea is now marked at $34 at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 21 while Lonhro Plate third placegetter Dame Gissile has drifted from $12 to $17 after finishing third.

Winning jockey Tim Clark took Supreme Idea ($14) straight to the front as soon as the gates broke and the I Am Invincible filly maintained that position for the rest of the race to post a one and a quarter lengths winning margin over the Gerald Ryan trained Mission River ($9).

Tommy Berry gave Dame Gissile every possible chance, settling her in fifth and sixth position just behind the pace, but the $1.65 favourite failed to accelerate in the straight.

Berry looked like he had a lap full of horse coming over the rise but when he released the brakes, Dame Gissille found nothing and failed to challenge the first two placegetters to finish two and a half lengths from the winner, Supreme Idea.

Supreme Idea is also marked at $51 for the Group 1 $1.5m Ned Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 22 while Freedman also has the favourite for the Blue Diamond Stakes, Hanseatic, who heads the market order at $2.30.

Stable representative Brad Taylor said there is a chance that Supreme Idea could return to Melbourne for the Blue Diamond Stakes but the stable is yet to make a firm decision and a run in the Golden Slipper is still on the cards.

“It was a pretty good effort today,” Taylor said.

“She will continue to go through the traditional Slipper path. I wouldn’t think Anthony would do it (head back to Melbourne), but you always have to consider it.”

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