Serene Majesty edges out Spill The Beans in Inglis Guineas

There was cause for concern for punters which took Spill The Beans at short odds this morning, especially the one punter who unloaded $58,000 on the colt, because late money came for Serene Majesty and it justified that support.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Serene Majesty had endured a luckless campaign, but punters were confident of a good run in the $400,000 Inglis Guineas and they were celebrating as it edged out Spill The Beans ($1.90) narrowly on the line.

Spill The Beans, with James McDonald in the saddle, was forced to do work in the early stages of the 1400m feature, but it found the lead and looked comfortable in the run.

Sitting just off the pace was Serene Majesty and the two went hammer and tong down the straight with Serene Majesty just getting the late stride in.

McEvoy gave the Fastnet Rock filly a plum ride and it proved the winning of the race.

“Today she was ridden perfectly by Kerrin [McEvoy],” co-trainer Paul Snowden said.

“He knows her well. It was a well-timed run.”

McEvoy stated the filly hadn’t had much luck this preparation and being given a good trip in transit made the difference.

“She’s been running well without getting in the clear,” McEvoy said.

“Peter and Paul [Snowden] have been happy with her. They rolled along nicely and we came with a nice run.”

Once Serene Majesty got past the well-fancied Supply And Demand with ease, it looked the horse to beat and having had four runs this preparation had it rock-hard fit for this run.

“She looked really strong through the run and coming off her fifth run in the preparation, it was pleasing to see,” Snowden said. “She’s basically coming to her preparation now and we’ll assess her after Brisbane.”

Snowden is potentially lining up a Melbourne spring carnival for the three-year-old, but will allow a couple of days to let the dust settle.

“She will be suited to the fillies races in the spring, but we’ll look at it over the next 24-48 hours.”

Serene Majesty closed as the second favourite at $4.60 with which was a mixed result for the bookmakers. Big bets were placed on Spill The Beans, but there was a flood of late money for Serene Majesty.

Kimberley Star rounded out the placings and the disappointing run came from the Gai Waterhouse-trained Supply And Demand which didn’t look to cope with the rise in distance.

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