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FOLLOW JASMINE CORNISH

By Graham Potter | Wednesday, June 22, 2022

FOLLOW JASMINE CORNISH

On June 3, after Lemon Duchess had won for the third time in four starts since resuming from a long spell, apprentice jockey Jasmine Cornish (who had partnered the mare in all of those victories) had gone on record saying that she didn’t want to make the move to town at this stage … but that she might make an exception to partner the four-year-old mare.

And that proved to be the case when Cornish arrived to experience metropolitan racing for the first time at Doomben on June 22.

While Lemon Duchess was the magnet that drew Cornish into town, she would only run in the last race of the day … so pride of place as Cornish’s first metropolitan ride went to the Greg Cornish trained Bold Ransom (who would finish unplaced) … and then came a second ride aboard the Donald Baker trained Bean Dancing (for another experience gathering, but unplaced finish).

Lemon Duchess was why she came to the meeting tough and you could see why as Cornish and the daughter of Tycoon Ruler oh so nearly came, saw and conquered in a thrilling finish that all came down to the last few strides.

ALMOST ... JASMINE CORNISH FALLS JUST SHORT OF MAKING HER FIRST TRIP TO TOWN A WINNING ONE (JUNE 22)

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In only her second meeting back from suspension Jasmine Cornish was back in the winner’s enclosure … with the latest win coming aboard the Andrew Cameron trained So You Dream at Townsville in an Open Handicap over 1400m … a winner which came back at the delicious odds, for some, of $14.

It was Cornish’s third ride on the seven-year-old gelding and their run of results … all in Open Handicaps, all at Townsville … indicated a natural progression of form.Read more ...

BACK IN THE WINNER'S ENCLOSURE (JUNE 16)

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“I’m happy with how things are going. I’m getting quite a few rides. I had eleven rides yesterday (Saturday June 4) – five at the Gold Coast (for two second placings) and six at Toowoomba (for one win), so I am being given opportunities," said Jasmine Cornish.

“There were quite few different trainers and new trainers that I rode for yesterday as well. It was a long day and I slept pretty well last night, that’s for sure.

“That’s how I stay fit … just riding work and race-day.
“I had those three race meetings along the way, just getting quite a few seconds, so it was good to bounce back with two winners on Friday and Saturday.

“Lemon Duchess (who won at the Sunshine Coast on Friday June 3 for the second successive time and for the third time in her last four starts) … yeah, she is going so well at the moment. Read more ...

A PROGRESS CHECK – WITH EMERGING APPRENTICE JASMINE CORNISH (JUNE 5)

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Jasmine Cornish landed her winner for the day at the seventh time of asking on Saturday June 4.

The young apprentice took five rides at the Gold Coast and then travelled the 185km to Toowoomba to ride in another six races and it was ride number seven aboard the Matt Kropp trained Festival Prince that brought the desired result.

Festival Prince has always been a more than useful performer. He was sent back to the paddock after a lack-lustre debut, but, when he resumed, he was a different horse running up no less than five successive wins from August 14, 2021 through to November 6, 2021.

Cornish had partnered the son of Fruehling in two of those victories. Read more ...

FESTIVAL PRINCE WINS HIS SIXTH RACE FROM TEN STARTS (JUNE 4)

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Jasmine Cornish gets on very well with the Greg Cornish trained Lemon Duchess.

When Lemon Duchess, the four-year-old daughter of Tycoon Ruler, came to the Sunshine Coast for her engagement in a Filles And Mares BM60 Handicap over 1400m on June 3, she had already won two out her last three starts.

Those wins came in a Fillies And Mares BM58 Handicap on a Heavy 10 track over 1150m at Ipswich (by the narrowest of margins) on March 31 … and in a BM65 Handicap over 1400m on the Sunshine Coast Poly Track (by just under half-a-length) on May 15.

That winning form, plus the commitment she showed in both of those finishes, were huge plusses going into the race where she was seeking to earn back-to-back wins (just seven days apart) for the first time in her career … but punters turned elsewhere, allowing Lemon Duchess to start at $10. Read more ...

BACK TO BACK WINS FOR LEMON DUCHESS (JUNE 3)

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A winner at Rockhampton on Friday, May 27 … and then a winner at Toowoomba on Saturday May 28 … with just the small matter of 650km between the two locations.
Jockeys these days have to take the travel load in their stride if they are to get ahead, but a winner always helps to ease the travel fatigue and that is what Keepmoving Forward would have done for Cornish when the pair saluted in 0-65 Handicap over 1210m at Toowoomba on May 28.

Cornish pushed Keepmoving Forward out beautifully at the break and the $4.40 favourite took up the running in the early part but, when the $31 outsider Hedonie wanted the lead and set off a breakaway speed, Cornish was happy to let that one go, as she was with Master Red ($4.60) who also eased past Keepmoving Forward going down the back stretch. Read more ...

KEEPMOVING FORWARD SCORES COURAGEOUS WIN (MAY 28)

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The best way for a jockey to gain attention when they ride in a new racing precinct is to land an early strike … and Jasmine Cornish could not have been any quicker in announcing her arrival in Rockhampton when she brought home a winner in her very first ride at the track in a QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap over 1200m on May 27.

That winner, the well performed two-year-old filly Tequila Dancer, had won at Toowoomba over 1000m just ten days earlier and, on the back of that win, she started as second favourite at $3.20 behind the Clinton Taylor trained Betterdeel ($2.40).Read more ...

CORNISH ANNOUNCES HER ARRIVAL IN ROCKHAMPTON IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS (MAY 27)
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After putting her toe in the water in North Queensland (where she rode two winners in her first two meetings at Townsville) Jasmine Cornish is now expanding her opportunities up north by accepting rides in Rockhampton, where she will be in action today.

The young rider took the initial change of scenery in her stride. Her past record brought her good support from trainers in Townsville where she had nine rides over the two meetings for no less than six different trainers.

“Ricky Ludwig invited me to ride Lord Of Light,” said Cornish, explaining how the call to go to Townsville came about. “The first time I rode him (on May 6) he came third. Ricky Ludwig had said before that the plan was, if he ran well, to come up and ride him again in two week’s time in the big Jewel race (the $105 000 Townsville QTIS Three-Year-Old Jewel Handicap on May 20). Read more ...

AND NOW FOR ROCKHAMPTON …(MAY 27)
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It will be a measured process of course, but North Queensland could well be set to become a happy hunting ground for apprentice Jasmine Cornish in the future.

A second visit to Townsville this month saw the young rider move her scoreboard along once again … she also had a winner (The Egyptian) at her previous visit to Townsville … with a winning ride aboard the Leslie Gordy trained Boona Boy (the $2.80 second favourite) in a 0-65 Handicap over 1609m on May 20,

The Spill The Beans gelding took a few strides to settle into his rhythm at the jump, but then quickly improved from fourth into third spot shortly after the start while crossing to claim the inside run just two lengths off the leader, Courtesy Bus, as the $2.30 favourite tried to make every post a winning one.Read more ...

CORNISH KICKS OFF HER NORTH QUEENSLAND TALLY WITH TWO WINNERS IN TWO MEETINGS (MAY 20)

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The Greg Cornish trained Lemon Duchess gained her fifth career victory when she stayed on strongly under the superb handling of Jasmine Cornish to win a BM65 Handicap over 1400m on the Sunshine Coast Poly Track on May 15.

It was the last race on a big ten race card … but, for those following the stable, it was worth the wait, particularly at odds of $26!

This was the fourth time that Cornish had won on Lemon Duchess in nine rides on the four-year-old (underlining just what a useful horse and rider partnership this is) … and it was also the second win in three starts this preparation for the daughter of Tycoon Ruler. Read more ...

LEMON DUCHESS STRIKES FOR TEAM CORNISH AT $26 (MAY 15)

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Jasmine Cornish had eight rides at Ipswich on May 7 where her best results were one win, one second place, one third place and one fourth place.

The win came aboard the Les Ross trained River Rocket in a BM62 Handicap (for colts, geldings and entires) over 1350m.

The fact that Sacred Oath ($1.60) started as a short-priced favourite in the race allowed River Rocket, who was rated as the only threat to the favourite in the betting, to start at $4.

The other five horses in the race were all quoted at double figure odds.

The betting had pinpointed the only two horses who would ultimately have a say in the race, but it had got the result the wrong way around. Read more...

RIVER ROCKET UPSTAGES THE HOT FAVOURITE (MAY 7)

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Travelling to North Queensland to take rides where they can is a regular beat for both established jockeys looking to make a living and young apprentices looking to gain experience … and Jasmine Cornish turned that into a successful trip when she piloted the Clinton Taylor trained The Egyptian to a comfortable victory in an Open Handicap over 1000m at Townsville on May 6 … a day after she had won a race at Gatton. Reade more ...

THE EGYPTIAN IMPRESSES AS CORNISH MAKES THE TRIP TO TOWNSVILLE WORTHWHILE (MAY 6)

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The John Zielke trained Ain’t She Lovely, a $21 chance, proved too strong for her rivals in a BM62 Handicap over 1100m at Gatton on May 5.

Zielke entrusted top apprentice Jasmine Cornish with the ride on Ain’t She Lovely for the first time and horse and rider defied the long odds with an inch perfect front-running performance which saw the good-looking chestnut filly hold on to win by a half-length margin from the faster finishing Miss Barty ($4.80). Read more ...

AIN'T SHE LOVELY LIVES UP TO HER LOOKS (MAY 5)

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Jasmine Cornish officially hit the race riding scene for the first time on April 25, 2021.

It was appropriate in many ways that the race took place at Cornish’s home track of Beaudesert, riding for her family’s stable (Greg Cornish) on a horse, Rocky Nugget, who was Sheree Drake’s last winner before a serious ankle injury forced her to retire as a jockey.

Less than two weeks later, on May 7 at Gatton, Cornish had landed her first career victory on a horse called Mighty Moose … and she has been working hard since then as evidenced by the fact that his first year in the saddle yielded no less than 86 winners (at a winning strike rate of 15 percent), 162 places (a win / place strike rate of 43%) from 580 rides … which translates to an average of a little over eleven rides a week. Read more ...

ONE YEAR DOWN … AND WHAT A TWELVE MONTHS IT HAS BEEN FOR JASMINE CORNISH (APR 25)

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Greg Cornish and Jasmine Cornish
Greg Cornish and Jasmine Cornish
Lemon Duchess ... at Doomben ready to meet the city challenge ...
Lemon Duchess ... at Doomben ready to meet the city challenge ...
... where she went oh so close to winning
... where she went oh so close to winning
Lemon Duchess after her win at teh Sunshine Coast (above and below)
Lemon Duchess after her win at teh Sunshine Coast (above and below)
River Rocket (above and below)
River Rocket (above and below)
Aint She Lovely (above and below)
Aint She Lovely (above and below)
Photos: Graham Potter
Photos: Graham Potter
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