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By Graham Potter | Tuesday, November 1, 2022

As a young jockey’s career evolves, the opportunities that come their way have a direct correlation to both the success they are having results-wise and the reputation they are building in terms of character and work ethic.

No surprise then that Jasmine Cornish’s career is evolving rapidly … and she achieved another notable breakthrough in her list of riding engagements when she was booked to ride Logan Street Lion for champion trainer Chris Waller at Eagle Farm on, November 1, Melbourne Cup Day.

It was her first ride for the Waller stable.

To keep that door open it is imperative that this sort of opportunity is seized and the most made of it in terms of trying to keep your name in the mix for future rides.
Yet again, Cornish took up the challenge and came away a big winner.

Logan Street Lion, who was having his first run in Queensland, previously had seven runs under his belt coming into this race … and he already had three wins and two second placings to his credit.

That form was good enough to see him marked up as the $2.50 favourite with The Drover ($3.60) looming as a market rival.

Cornish settled the favourite in fourth place early, some three lengths off the leader … and Logan Street Lion then went back to fifth when having to be restained off heels, also dropping a further length back from The Drover at that stage, who was trying to do it from the front.

Three lengths back with four horses to pass on straightening, Cornish bided her time momentarily and then had to plot a path inbetween runners, but, once she was in clear galloping room and gave Logan Street Lion to green light to go, the Waller trained runner quickly made up ground, seemingly relishing the task, and he duly ran down The Drover inside the final 100m to score a finely measured win by a 0.50 length margin.

This win pushed Jasmine Cornish up to sixth place on the Brisbane Jockey’s Premiership while she remains in a clear second place on the Brisbane Apprentice Jockey’s Premiership ladder, behind her old rival Angela Jones who she beat by half a win when landing last season’s Racing Queensland State Provincial Apprentice Jockey’s Premiership.

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