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By Graham Potter | Thursday, October 20, 2022

Jasmine Cornish, who won the Gatton Jockey’s Premiership for the 2021/22 season, was again very much to the fore at the country track on October 20 where she scored a double on the day with her winning rides coming aboard Beitsoo and Damreel.

The Mark Palmer trained Beitsoo became Cornish’s second successive long priced winner at $26 (in from $71) after her win on the $17 chance Style Seeker the day before … so the followers of the young rider were rubbing their hands and counting their cash at this stage … but most would have not seen the result coming.

Beitsoo, who won the opening race on the card, had finished last in his only two previous starts by a combined total of 19.20 lengths.

That turnaround understandably drew comment in the official Steward’s report which stated: ‘When asked to comment on the apparent improved performance (of Beitsoo) trainer M. Palmer advised stewards that the filly may not have apricated by the synthetic track at its first race start and at its only other start he was not suited by 1100m where it weakened over the concluding stages. Mr Palmer added that the filly was resuming from a spell today and appreciated the shorter distance of today’s event.’

Cornish jumped Beitsoo into the leading line but quickly found herself in second spot when Rhapalong ($3.50) made a forward move out three wide to claim the lead, which he held until the home turn.

Beitsoo cornered the better of these two runners on straightening though and the Palmer trained runner had the lead back in a matter of strides … and this time there would be no giving up the top spot as Cornish pushed Beitsoo out to a clearcut and, in the end, a very comfortable victory.

Seven races later, Jasmine Cornish was at it again … this time getting one for her home stable on the Greg Cornish trained, $5 chance Damreel.

Damreel had finished on the fringe of the placings in both of his previous starts since relocating to the Cornish yard, but this time he would take no prisoners, strolling home to a 5.30 length victory which was every bit as easy as it sounds.

An emergency acceptor at lucky number thirteen, Damdeel showed the early pace he needed to get to the front of the cavalry charge for the early lead and he then had a high enough cruising speed to stretch the field out behind him.

Approaching the home turn Cornish was still just pushing Damdeel out with her hands and, while some of the others were now snapping at Damdeel’s heels, most of the chasers were now being hard ridden.

A flick of the wrists by Cornish at the top of the straight and then just one reminder for Damdeel to keep his mind on the job at hand, and that was basically it as Damdeel came away to win as he liked with race caller Anthony Collins summing it up with the words, ‘It’s a one act affair in the last by Damreel... Damreel … damn impressive!’

That said it all.

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Another one for the Cornish team at Gatton ... with Damreel being part of a raceday double for Jasmine Cornish

Photo Graham Potter
Another one for the Cornish team at Gatton ... with Damreel being part of a raceday double for Jasmine Cornish

Photo Graham Potter
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