Supreme Idea dominates Lonhro Plate

Supreme Idea under Tim Clark dominated the $150,000, listed Darley Lonhro Plate (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday delivering another Anthony Freedman two-year-old winner.

The I Am Invincible filly, racing for prominent Victorian owner Jonathan Munz, was quickly into the lead from barrier one and Clark’s rating ability had her in that position for the trip.

At the 300m Clark had Supreme Idea 2 1/2L clear and the field were chasing a futile hope that they would pull the filly back.

The margin at the line was 1 1/4L to Mission River (Redoute’s Choice) and Nash Rawiller with $1.60 favourite Dame Giselle (I Am Invincible) and Tommy Berry third, the margin a further 1 1/4L. Ticket To Ride was fourth.

The time was 58.14 on the Soft 7 track with the final 600m in 34.41. Supreme Idea paid $16.00 on fixed odds and $15.20 on the tote.

Supreme Idea and Tim Clark, picture

“She was professional going this way round for the first time. It was a good job by Anthony and the team and they had her primed and ready to go,” said Clark.

“I tried to use her speed today and she got an important stakes win. She has a really good attitude towards it all and she has a ton of speed and it will take her a long way,” he said.

“Fingers crossed we have a fairly handy team (for the Sydney autumn). We would have put out a couple last week but the rain called the races off. This is a nice filly we have always had an opinion of and it was good to see her get the job done today,” said stable spokesman Brad Taylor.

“Jonathan owns a couple of nice fillies and we ran two of them in the Blue Diamond Preview with the other one Award Winner, who just ran in Melbourne (seventh in the listed Talindert Stakes), slightly the better so we though we would split them up.

“We thought she (Supreme Idea) would get an opportunity as she handles the wet track at home. She handled it here today and black type for one of these well-bred fillies that Jonathon continues to buy and it is a great job for him and the team.

“It was a pretty good effort today so she will continue to go through the traditional Slipper path,” he said.

Supreme Idea is out of the Snitzel mare Sweet Sister and this was her third race. She won on debut over 1112m at Geelong on December 26th then placed seventh in the Group 3 Preview over 1000m at Caulfield on January 25th.

Stakes earnings are $115,250 which will not be enough to make the Golden Slipper field so Supreme Idea will need to race again before the March 21st two-year-old spectacle at Rosehill.

Supreme Idea, picture

Lonhro Plate, photo finish picture ATC