You don’t often see horses win as easily as the Brad Widdup-trained Ridicule did when she led all of the way in the 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m) at Canterbury on Wednesday.

“I didn’t even get to open her up,” winning rider Corey Brown said after returning to scale.

“I took my foot off the brake, looked up at the big screen and then put my foot back on it.”

Ridicule ($2.25 fav) cruised to a 3-1/4 length victory over the stakes-placed Primitivo ($2.45) with another 1-3/4 lengths back to Longmu ($6) in third.


“It wasn’t a slow tempo either but when she quickened, she quickened like a good horse,” Brown said.

For Widdup, the winning trainer, the victory was a sweet one after revealing to Racenet on Tuesday that he may have erred in the daughter of So You Think’s first two starts, electing to trail the speed rather than setting it.

“You saw her true colours today,” Widdup said.


“She was a different horse today being able to dictate. I’ve got to learn to stop cuddling them.

“Obviously she’s in at the right time of the year with some nice races coming up over the next couple of months.


“She’s a filly that we’ve always had a big opinion of, today was a stepping stone and I think the best is yet to come.”


Widdup said he was wait to see how Ridicule pulls up from the win before deciding the filly’s next target.

Meanwhile, the Chris Waller-trained So You Win made it a race-to-race double for So You Think when leading home a stable quinella in the #THERACES 3YO Benchmark 72 Handicap (1550m).

Aided by a strongly run race courtesy of a midrace move by Angel’s Boy which took over after being posted wide, So You Win ($3.60 fav) stormed down the outside in the straight to defeat Tangmere ($4) by a half-neck with Angel’s Boy ($4) sticking on a head away in third.


“I’m keen to get him and Tangmere to the Rosehill Guineas so they would need to run again,” Waller said.

“I’ve no doubt that’s the right race for both of them, it’s just a matter of working out how I get them there.”