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St Edward's Crown winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)

Stable star Crown may fit Fliedner's filly

Shane Fliedner immediately concedes he hasn't trained 'many good horses' but he believes St Edward's Crown could be among his best.

In the past 20 years from his Bendigo base Fliedner has prepared four horses to win Stakes races - Little Dozer, Classiconi, Laura's Charm and Setinum.

St Edward's Crown hasn't gained any black type yet but she became a Flemington winner at her third start in a two-year-old fillies handicap over 1100 metres on Saturday.

St Edward's Crown ($8.50) stalked the pace and overran Godolphin filly Lesage ($4.40) inside the final 50m to win by a short neck.

The Andrew Noblet-trained Witchfulthinking ($2 favourite) was heavily backed and finished third, with the first six fillies across the line in the 10-horse field covered by just 1.3 lengths.

WATCH: St Edward's Crown's win

"She's a really nice filly, she's got real potential," Fliedner said.

"She's a half to Viridine (Godolphin listed-winning gelding), it's a beautiful family and she's just a lovely type of filly that's got three-year-old written all over her.

"We may give her one more run but then we'll put her away and hopefully get black type early in the spring."

Craig Newitt, rider of Lesage, believes the daughter of Exceed And Excel is 'above average' despite her late fadeout.

"The winner (St Edward's Crown) just had the drop on her and the experience down the straight and I think that's all that beat her," Newitt said.

Lesage is out of Beaded, who won the G1 Doomben 10,000 in a career which saw her win 10 of 27 starts.