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Australian Racing - Racing: Slipper next for Freedman's Queen

The Richard and Michael Freedman-trained Queen Of The Ball will be backed up for this weekend's Golden Slipper Stakes after she won the Black Opal Stakes on Sunday.

A daughter of I Am Invincible, the two-year-old is currently a 16/1 chance for the Rosehill feature Group 1 contest after coming home victorious in the Group 3 at Canberra at the weekend.

Queen reigns in preferred conditions

The filly showed a tough attitude to get across from barrier 12 to win from the front under Rachel King and Michael Freedman said the drier track was a big positive for the two-year-old.

“The whole purpose of going down to Canberra to get a drier track was to try and make sure that she qualified because, obviously, with a couple of the winners from Saturday at Rosehill that were exempt from the ballot, they leapfrogged her,” Michael Freedman told

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Michael and his brother Richard will be aiming to win their second successive Golden Slipper together, having won it last year with Stay Inside, before their partnership finishes at the end of this month.

Freedman hopes for little rain

Michael added: "It's not a traditional path towards a Golden Slipper, running six days before it, but we didn't have many other options because she doesn't like wet tracks, and Canberra yesterday was the only viable option where we could get her on to a dry track.

"I think on the right sort of surface, in a year that I think is extremely open, she'd be extremely competitive, But I guess it remains to be seen what sort of a track we end up on this Saturday."

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