Gem Of Scotland Shines Bright At Doomben

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A pre-race decision to change tactics gave unbeaten filly a chance to show her best form at .

At two weeks ago, Gem of Scotland beat and Devils Marbles in a close finish.

The same horses filled the trifecta at Doomben, but this time Gem of Scotland ($3.30) beat Howwonderfullifeis ($2.35) by 6-1/2 lengths with a half length to Devils Marbles ($21) third in the Peachester Lodge Two Year Old.

Trainer said a change of tactics was probably the reason for the difference in winning margins from Toowoomba to Doomben.

“Last time up drove us mad in front the whole way. This time I told Jimmy ( Orman) if they wanted to lead to let them go and we would take a sit,” Lipp said.

“It worked out the way we planned.”

Gem of Scotland has now won all four of her starts and keeps getting better in each win.

However, Lipp is still undecided about pushing on into the winter with the filly.

“She is very honest and she did win by six-and-a-half lengths, but it was on a heavy track. I will see how she pulls up before deciding to go on this winter,” Lipp said.

Orman said Gem of Scotland had been fired up before the race, but had been too strong.

“She really put them away in a hurry. She is promising,” he said.

said Howwonderlifeis had her chance in front but had not run out the 1200m.

Trainer said Devils Marbles would have been better served continuing to go forward after jumping in the lead rather than going back in the field.

“Still it was a to get near them at the finish,” he said.

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