Ready Set Sail and Flit

Ready Set Sail (outside) and Flit couldn't be separated on the line (Image: Racing Photos)

Price happy to share Group 3 spoils

The Godolphin stable has proven a tough nut to crack in two-year-old races this season so rival trainer Mick Price was more than happy to share the spoils with the global giant after the judge could not split fillies Flit and Ready Set Sail at Flemington on Saturday.

"It's a lot better than running second, especially as it goes into the (stud) book for these fillies, a Group 3 win," Price said of Ready Set Sail, who dead-heated in the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at $26 with the Godolphin filly Flit ($8.50).

"She's a nice filly and she's can go out now on a bit of a high as she's already a Stakes winner and I reckon she's still a preparation away.

"That's the whole idea of running in these races. She's very much a scopey filly and she'll be a beautiful spring three-year-old, but we'll tip her out now. Job done."

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Ready To Sail's Stakes performance at just her second race start was her remarkable sire More Than Ready's 88th individual Stakes winner.

Flit looked set for victory by herself as she sped to the lead inside the final 200 metres but Ready Set Sail flashed late and the judge was unable to separate the pair for the first time at Headquarters since Jaminzah and Balcazar went to the line together over 1800m for a dead-heat last June.

Third place went to the $2.70 favourite Talented, who made up a number of lengths in the run home to finish three lengths behind the joint winners.

Godolphin's head trainer James Cummings said Flit also promised plenty as a three-year-old and so he would monitor her before deciding whether to continue race on or stop her for next season.

"She's got the sort of scope that she'll keep improving," Cummings said. "We've got her in some (feature race) nominations. She's a bit immature, however, so we'll just see how she gets over this."

Godolphin now has 22 juvenile winners this season - 19 for Cummings and three by Blue Diamond Stakes winner Lyre for trainer Anthony Freedman.

It has been a remarkable season for the stable with their youngsters, as Microphone's win at Flemington on debut on January 12 was the stable's first juvenile winner in Melbourne since Trenchant won the Gibson Carmichael Stakes in July, 2016.