So Close To Group 1 Glory.

May 06, 2018

So Close To Group 1 Glory.

Although beaten by a head in a Group 1 race Damien Thornton walked away proud as punch for fellow jockey Harry Coffey after Harry captured his maiden Group 1 victory aboard the Darren Weir trained Sopressa.

Damien was the on the runner up Sheezdashing in the Group 1 Adelaide Oaks and although disappointed in just missing the grand prize Damien was thrilled to pick up some major Black Type for a very consistent Filly.

Damien added "change the barriers you change the result but overall she has done an amazing job, with that i was thrilled for Harry".

Sheezdashing a Filly by Myboycharlie was coming off some strong placings at Caulfield and Flemington and in the Oaks Sheezdashing stormed home to run 2nd in the Group 1 feature.

Damien was full of praise for the connections of Sheezdashing for giving him the opportunity to ride her in a Group 1, "the stable have been great giving me some Group 1 rides and I can't thank them enough and I am sure my day will come"