Talented young jockey Andrew Adkins claimed his first Group 1 win when he rode Daysee Doom to victory in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill today.
A wide barrier draw didn’t stop Daysee Doom from settling on the pace after beginning well and the Ron Quinton trained mare was able to hold off all the challengers to give the popular trainer his third win in the Group 1 for the fillies and mares.
Daysee Doom was coming off a three week break following her first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on February 24 but was still sent out at the juicy odds of $21.
Runner up Oregon’s Day was well supported in the ring to run at $11 and was doing her best work over the concluding stages to finish a long head behind the winner with last year’s runner up Silent Sedition ($10) running another bold race for third.
As well as winning the Coolmore Classic three times as a trainer, Quinton also claimed victory twice as a jockey.
“It has been a lucky race for me,” Quinton said.
“I have always been a bit fortunate that I have had a couple of good mares around me.”
“She is just tough as teak, never knows when she is beaten.”
“There were no excuses for the ones behind her because they all had their opportunity to beat her and they couldn’t.”
Quinton was uncertain where Daysee Doom would head next and will discuss her future with the owners.
“You never know. You have to keep your options open. She is tough and sound so we will just have to have a think about it.”
Quinton also saddled up $9.50 chance Dixie Blossoms who made up some ground in the straight after settling back in the field to finish sixth, one length behind her stablemate.
The Chris Waller trained Egg Tart was sent out as the $4.80 favourite but after settling in a rearward position, never threatened in the straight to wind up in fourteen position.