Thump has just held off a late charge from Sweet Idea to win the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes at Warwick Farm Racecourse today August 24, 2013.
The three-year-old won the race by a nose ahead of Gai Waterhouse‘s Sweet Idea.
Despite her impressive run, Sweet Idea will be forced to miss the spring racing carnival after bleeding from both nostrils during the 2013 Silver Shadow Stakes.
While Sweet Idea’s connections are coming to terms with the unfortunate blow to the filly’s promising career, trainer John Thompson was celebrating Thump’s first stakes win.
Thompson has won the last three editions of the Silver Shadow Stakes and was pleased to add Thump’s name to the list of successful fillies.
“Three years in a row,” Thompson said.
“Great effort from the team.
“She trialed very good on Monday.
“She’s always had that little bit of ability”
“She goes well fresh.”
Jockey Jimmy Cassidy wasn’t surprised that Thump proved victorious is today’s 2013 Silver Shadow Stakes.
“(It was a) good tough effort,” Cassidy said.
“She’s always shown the ability.”
Thump was paying odds of $8.50 at bookmaker.com.au to take out the 2013 Silver Shadow Stakes, while Sweet Idea was the $2.80 favourite.
Montsegur rounded out the 2013 Silver Shadow Stakes placings in third position, while Twilight Royale placed fourth.
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2013 Silver Shadow Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||6||THUMP||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||–||3||54kg||$9|
|2||1||SWEET IDEA||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||0.1L||6||56.5kg||$2.60F|
|3||3||MONTSEGUR||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1.9L||5||56kg||$3.50|
|4||2||TWILIGHT ROYALE||Bjorn Baker||Hugh Bowman||2.6L||7||56.5kg||$5.50|
|5||7||KILLCARELESS||Bjorn Baker||Nathan Berry||2.7L||4||54kg||$26|
|6||8||FARE WELL||Clarry Conners||Christian Reith||3.3L||2||54kg||$21|
|7||5||SNITZEL’S JEWEL||Gerald Ryan||Glyn Schofield||13L||1||54kg||$13|