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Australian Racing: Best Of Bordeaux shows off Golden Slipper credentials

Best Of Bordeaux (Snitzel) proved his debut win in last month's Group 3 Canonbury Stakes was no flash in the pan, following up that success with a triumph in a high-class renewal of the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill.

Best Of Bordeaux is now third favourite for next month's lucrative Rosehill feature, firming into 12/1 following yesterday's performance, which has further enhanced his Group 1 Golden Slipper credentials.

Best Of Bordeaux steps up

Trained by Kacy Fogden and ridden by Sam Clipperton, the colt scooted away in the straight and just found enough in the final strides to keep fast-finishing debutant Magic at bay, eventually beating him by half a length. Cythera was a further length and a quarter away in third.

However, despite the high-class performance, Fogden is not getting ahead of herself.

"I'm trying to be realistic and not get above myself," Fogden said. "It's obviously pretty exciting but it's just racing at the end of the day.

"He has obviously got quite a lot of ability and he has slightly defied the odds there.

"He is just very free-running, so although he was three-deep and out wide (early), the key there, and Sam knows that, is just to let him run along."

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Fogden unsure on next move

Fogden didn't originally plan to give Best Of Bordeaux another start before the $5 million race on March 19, but says she will reassess depending on how the horse pulls-up.

"I had in my head that we perhaps wouldn't and we would back off and maybe trial if we needed to. He's not an overly big horse, he is very clean-winded," Fogden said.

"But tradition would probably tell us another run wouldn't go astray. We will just see how he pulls-up and lets the horse tell us."

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