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Thompson Happy With First Seal

Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Trainer John Thompson has provided an update on top-class filly First Seal, reporting her to be in good order ahead of Saturday's $600,000 Gr1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens. First Seal (Fastnet Rock-Episode, by Scenic), a brilliant last-start winner of the Gr2 Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm, is expected to be favourite when she takes on older mares for the first time on Saturday but Thompson says he can't fault her progress. "She's come through her work in good order. I can't fault her," the Randwick-based trainer said. "Hugh Bowman rode her because Blake Shinn is overseas. She did her main piece of work last Saturday and had another good gallop this morning (Tuesday)." He added, "Hugh hasn't ridden her for a while but he said she's definitely come on since he was last on top."

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