Above: Shamino finishes best under Jamie Kah (Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)
Rosemont resident Shamus Award continues to go from strength to strength, and his first crop son Shamino added a second stakes win to his record in Saturday’s Listed Clanbrooke Doveton Stakes (1000m) at Sandown.
With Jamie Kah in the saddle, Shamino found a narrow seam at the 200 metres to win going away by a length and a half.
Conceding the winner 6kgs, Coruscate (Exceed And Excel) battled on bravely for second a short-head in front of Tavisan (Tavistock).
Earlier this year the Phillip Stokes-trained gelding rang up five wins in six starts culminating in the Listed Manihi Stakes at Morphettville in April.
A homebred for Birdville’s favourite son David Brook, Shamino advances his record to nine wins, two seconds and two thirds from 24 starts with earnings of $332,875.
Stokes said that the step back from 1200m to 1000m was the key in returning to the winner’s circle.
“I’ll blame Jamie, she told me to step him up in trip, and we didn’t get the right result,” he said.
“A big thrill to get a stakes winner for the Brooks family. They have been a big supporter of our stable for a long time.
“He just doesn’t run (1200m) out. He presented the other day and couldn’t do it, so we haven’t done much with him over the last fortnight. Jamie gave him a great ride and got the job done.
“They (Shamus Awards) are a great breed and just get better with age. He’s got some exciting stuff coming through.”
He is the best of four winners from as many to race out of the very talented El Moxie mare Elumino who was a 6-time winner in Melbourne.
Elumino has a yearling filly by Supido and was covered by Terbium’s sire Terango last spring.
Article courtesy of Breednet