Peter Moody was careful not to get ahead of himself but he was finding it difficult to play down the significance of the trial win of his unraced filly Overstep at Cranbourne on Monday morning.

Of the 13 trials run over the 800 metres, no horse – and that included a host of Group 1 performers – could beat Overstep’s sizzling time of 45.2s.

Moody confirmed after her trial that he had initially set her for the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes, but an accident at the start of the year - where the filly slipped over – put an end to those plans.

‘’She looks a really nice filly,’’ Moody said. ‘’She’s always shown us nice ability at home and we had her ready to run about five weeks ago but unfortunately she had a minor accident, which required a little bit of medication and so we had to take the foot off the pedal.

‘’We had her pegged as a Diamond horse and although she doesn’t look like she’s physically there yet, she’s got a lot of ability.’’

By Exceed And Excel out of Elusive Desire, Overstep cost $400,000 as a yearling at the Sydney Inglis Easter sales.

Overstep was yesterday still rated a $101 chance to win the Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill next month, and Moody said that he might take the filly slowly over the next few weeks.

‘’So we’ll just let her guide us along to see if she can get to a race like the Talindert (Stakes at Flemington in 12 days) or we might even take a softer option on the provincials or even a Friday night race.’’