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“IT’S A MONKEY OFF THE BACK”: Kieran Shoemark discusses Lady Bowthorpe’s remarkable Group 1 success

Lady Bowthorpe landed a sensational first Group 1 at Glorious Goodwood earlier this month

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2GA7P0J Lady Bowthorpe ridden by jockey Kieran Shoemark (right) wins the Qatar Nassau Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) (British Champions Series) during day three of the Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester.

Kieran Shoemark says that Lady Bowthorpe’s win in the Nassau Stakes was “redemption” for the William Jarvis-trained filly following solid efforts in defeat earlier in the season.

WATCH: LADY BOWTHORPE AND KIERAN SHOEMARK WIN THEIR FIRST GROUP 1 AT GLORIOUS GOODWOOD [CREDIT: RACING TV]
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The daughter of Nathaniel strode clear on her first run over ten furlongs after solid efforts at Newbury, Ascot and Newmarket earlier in 2021, securing a well-deserved first top-flight success in Chichester a week ago.

Alcohol Free Goodwood
Lady Bowthrope chased home top fillies Snow Lantern, Mother Earth and Alcohol Free (pictured) at Newmarket before her Goodwood success

Speaking on the Paddock Picks Podcast, an elated Shoemark said: “I think it’s natural, although a lot of us don’t like to admit it, to envisage winning races.

“She was unlucky in the Falmouth and I felt a little bit disheartened afterwards, I suppose. We didn’t get the rub of the green and I had to switch round, and she came flying home late.

Lady Bowthorpe Goodwood
The Nassau Stakes was the fifth career success for the Emma Banks owned 5-year-old

“There was a bit of a sense of redemption when she crossed the line, and a sense of relief.

“It’s a monkey off the back. I’m now a Group 1 winning jockey. Every jockey’s dream growing up is to win one of these big races and competing at the top stage, so it’s a massive achievement and one I’m incredibly proud of.

“Look, I won’t live off it. I’m certainly looking for the next one.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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