Thompson Looking to Seal Coolmore Classic 2015 Win

March 9, 2015

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Thompson Looking to Seal Coolmore Classic 2015 Win

John Thompson is looking forward to Saturday’s 2015 Coolmore Classic in Sydney where his smart filly First Seal shoots for a Group 1 win over her older rivals at Rosehill Gardens.

First Seal

Surround Stakes winner First Seal could be hard to beat in Saturday’s 2015 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart.

No three-year-old has won a Group 1 in open-age company as yet this season, Fastnet Rock filly First Seal looking to be the first this weekend in the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) when taking on the older mares.

She is set to jump favourite in the Coolmore Classic odds at however after an imposing start to the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

A winner of four of her eight starts to date, First Seal first rose to prominence during the spring with her Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) victory at Randwick and her second to Hampton Court when taking on the boys in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at the same track that October.

Her first-up run this time in was also at Royal Randwick when she finished three-quarters of a length away second to Adrift in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m).

She improved off that second-up then at Warwick Farm on February 28 when storming home in an ultra-impressive effort to win the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) by nearly three lengths.

Now she’s chasing a second Group 1 win to add on the record in the Coolmore, which will be her first run at Rosehill since August last year.

Thompson is confident she can rise to the challenge again three runs in, the horseman having taken a thing or two from the books of maestro trainer Bart Cummings in getting a horse ready to peak.

“After working under Bart, you learn to work your horses up to their grand finals. As the preparation goes on, she will get better,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald.

On Saturday she will need to be better than her last run as she prepares to take on her older stablemate Danesiri, the six-year-old having won the Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) on the same day First Seal won the Surround.

Thompson is pleased with both his in-form female gallopers heading into the Coolmore, both showing improvement since their respective lead-up wins.

“They both won at Warwick Farm and they have both improved since, I’m pretty happy with where they are,” he said.

First Seal was put through her paces on Saturday morning with her regular rider Blake Shinn aboard, the hoop jumping off very pleased with how she felt.

“Blake rode First Seal on Saturday morning and he got off her and said she keeps improving and still has a bit left in her,” Thompson said.

As for his Home On The Grange mare Danesiri, Thompson said he believes she would have won last Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) at Randwick had they not saved her for the Group 1.

“I have been very happy with her and I think she would have won on Saturday, if we decided to run, but you don’t get the chance at a group 1 too often,” he said.

“The owners want to have a go and with no weight on her back she is going to run well.”

To get behind Thompson’s Coolmore Classic duo at the right price on Saturday make sure you sign-up with who are offering first time depositing players up to $250 in bonus bets this season with use of the code word BETBONUS!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field