The John O’Shea-trained Sea Siren has become the first three-year-old filly to win the Doomben 10,000, beating local star Buffering in Saturday’s Group One feature in Brisbane.
Ridden by Jim Cassidy, Sea Siren rallied in the final 50 metres to get the better of Buffering with Temple of Boom edging his stablemate Spirit Of Boom for third.
Sea Siren has now claimed the first two legs of the Brisbane sprint triple crown, the BTC Cup and the Doomben 10,000 with the final leg the Stradbroke Handicap next month.
“It’s a wonderful achievement for a wonderful filly,” O’Shea said.
“And full credit to Jimmy.”
“To beat a great horse like Buffering who has been punching around with Black Caviar and those horses in Melbourne is fantastic.”
For Cassidy, it was Group One win number 94 and one that was sweet after he spent two weeks sidelined by suspension.
“It was a great effort,” he said.
“I couldn’t see her being beaten today.
“She’s a push button filly. She’s a real pro.”