2YOLD'S RUN WELL

Feb 16, 2011

Clarry's  Golden Slipper stocks were boosted at Randwick on Wednesday with Irish Times and Seven Fly Seven running one-two on debut to begin their journey towards the $3.5 million race.

Stablemate Satin Shoes is the third favourite to give Conners his fifth Slipper win with the trainer and owner Dr Edmund Bateman so far resisting the temptation to run her in the Blue Diamond at Caulfield on Saturday week.

In fact Conners is preparing to keep the filly in cotton wool.

"I've had the surveyor out to measure up a padded stall for her, she is doing so well I'm worried," Conners said.

"There is no decision yet on the Blue Diamond but we're leaning towards staying in Sydney.

"I think it is too hard to run in the Blue Diamond and then bring her back for the Slipper, not many horses can do it.

"The Slipper is the race we want."

The Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on April 2 is also the race Conners wants for Irish Times and Seven Fly Seven who finished 1-1/4 lengths apart in the open two-year-old race over 1000 metres.

"There is not much between the two in trackwork," he said.

"The winner is still very raw yet and both will improve a lot.

"From now on they will be separated. Irish Times will run in the colts races and Seven Fly Seven against the fillies