NO CATCH­ING QUICK SNOW­DEN DEBU­TANTE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACE DAY PREVIEW - MATT JONES

CATCH Me couldn’t be caught as she ran away with the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) in class record time at Royal Rand­wick.

The Team Snow­den­trained I Am In­vin­ci­ble filly yes­ter­day beat a brave Did­dles by a widen­ing three lengths with Mayaaseh in third.

She looked the win­ner a long way out and scorched over the course in 56.99sec, 0.42s faster than Defiant Dame’s race record, set in 2010.

Peter Snow­den said the Group 1 Blue Di­a­mond Stakes on Fe­bru­ary 23 at Caulfield will be the next big tar­get.

“I said to the own­ers yes­ter­day if she runs well, the Blue Di­a­mond is per­fect tim­ing for her,” Snow­den said.

“I thought she could run well. When the draw came out, it is not very of­ten they win from those wide gates first start in a race.’’

Ker­rin McEvoy rode her from the back half of the field with­out cover at times but once into the straight, she trucked up to the lead­ing bunch and put them away with class.

“She has a very nice amount of abil­ity,” McEvoy said.

“I was wide and was get­ting pushed wider on the cor­ner but she still had the tenac­ity to kick on.’’

Michael Walker re­turns to scale on Du­bi­ous.

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