A maiden Group 1 win for Sydney's champion apprentice of last season as Andrew Adkins drove Daysee Doom to a deserved Group 1 victory.
Find out what the jockeys made of their runs in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Andrew Adkins (Daysee Doom): “As soon as the barrier draw came out we knew things were going to get a bit awkward. She’s got that speed to burn early though. We got a beautiful sit outside the leader before the first time. We travelled well and the tempo was in our favour up front. She gave me a beautiful feel approaching the 300m, I still had plenty of horse and you know she isn’t going to give in.
“She is a tough mare. It is an incredible training performance by Ron as well. He brought her here three weeks ago first up. She performed well, turned up today and did it again in a Group 1 taking on some of the best mares in one of the toughest fields you’ll see.
“She is a pleasure to ride. I can’t thank Mr and Mrs Griffin enough. They have been the most loyal people to me and I wouldn’t be here today without them.
“Dad would be tickled pink. There would be a few tears in his eyes. My Mum and sister, they’ve helped me out great. Ron (Quinton) is like family to me, he is like my second Dad.”
Daysee Doom wins the Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens
Michael Dee (Oregon's Day): “Huge run, she took the whole straight to wind up, if it was a mile we probably win.”
Craig Williams (Silent Sedition): “I was just hoping we could have been two pairs closer, super effort nonetheless.”
Tye Angland (Heavens Above): “Really good run, I think she is looking for a little bit further because she can’t hold her early speed anymore over these shorter trips, but she was making up good strong ground late.”
Corey Brown (Dixie Blossoms): “She ran really well, she had a great run in transit but the track might have just dried out a little bit too much for her, I think she felt the track a little bit.”
Blake Shinn (Prompt Response): “She was brave as ever, she only got beat a length and ran her heart out again.”
Rachel King (Just Dreaming): “Huge run, she only just got beat, she draws a better gate she finishes even closer.”
Christian Reith (Zanbagh): “Just never travelled in the run, the firm track just didn’t help her today.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Egg Tart): “She just found them a little bit nippy over 1500m, we had a little bit of interference at the 600m and we lost a little bit of ground, ran on well but against these better mares she feels like she wants 2000m and some cut out of the ground.”
Daysee Doom gives Andrew Adkins his first G1 win in the Coolmore Classic, Ron Quinton’s third win in the race as a trainer added to two as a jockey. pic.twitter.com/KHwxpUnLZv
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Glyn Schofield (Alizee): “Definitely a good run today, she ran out of room late and showed good improvement on last start.
Jason Collett (Aide Memoire): “Great run, she was only beaten a length and a quarter and would much prefer the sting out.”
Brenton Avdulla (Eckstein): “She ran terrific today, Kurt [Goldman] had her at her peak today and she was beaten half a length, she ran super in her Grand Final.”
Michael Walker (Raiment): “Had a good run, just not sure she is up to it. She got stopped in her tracks at the 800m but she still wasn’t going any good.”
Stephen Baster (Francaletta): “Track was too firm.”
Dean Yendall (Bring Me Roses): “She went really well, she settled good and hit the line nicely for 2000m.”