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By Graham Potter | Friday, September 16, 2022

After a winning double at the Sunshine Coast on September 11, Jasmine Cornish rode at a Metropolitan midweek meeting at Doomben on September 14 where she claimed three third place finishes aboard the $11 chance Party Spirit and the $5.50 chance Sergeant Silva (for trainer Robert Heathcote) and the $5 fancy Daulat Tai Panaziz (for John Holcombe) … all of whom finished within less than two lengths of their respective race winners … which meant Cornish had to wait for the Kilcoy meeting on September 16 to land her next winner.

Kilcoy is pretty much a jump and run track, particularly over the shorter sprint distances where often some luck in the running is required to get the right result.

That was the situation facing Jasmine Cornish as she jumped the Gordon Hay trained Grandeur Rose from the gates at the 1100m in a Class 2 Handicap at the country venue on September 16 in which the Domesday mare started second favourite at $4.40.

Grandeur Rose did tick the first box by landed in the leading line. She was initially caught three wide on a good speed after launching from the number six barrier and Cornish was happy to bide her time out there, keeping something in reserve on her mount as the $2.80 favourite World Charmer set the early target up front.

While she might have been bided her time, Cornish made certain that Grandeur Rose stayed well in touch with the frontrunner, to the extent that when the $5.50 chance Deep State came around the leaders to take up the running approaching the home turn, Grandeur Rose was able to go with Deep State, leaving these two runners side by side at the head of affairs as the field turned for home, with Lady Shanghai ($10) also trying to move into contentions as World Charmer fell away.

While Lady Shanghai did keep coming and Deep State ran on, Grandeur Rose had claimed a narrow advantage early in the straight and, under a calm, controlled ride from Cornish, she held on to that lead, arguably a little bit more easily than the official 0.30 winning margin might suggest.

Grandeur Rose has been the model of consistency since resuming from a four month layoff in July.

In this preparation she has now raced five times for two wins, two seconds and one third placing.

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