While she will be keeping one eye on the TV to cheer on partner Ben Thompson and brother Damien in the Group 1 Sydney Cup, Stephanie Thornton will have some big fish of her own to fry on Saturday.
Thornton rides highly-rated fancies in both of the Listed races at Eagle Farm with Kylease the $3.60 favourite in the Ascot Handicap and Gotta Kiss ($3.50) vying for favouritism in the Daybreak Lover.
The 22-year-old jockey could triple her career haul of Stakes race wins if she triumphs on the Steve O’Dea and Matthew Hoysted-trained gallopers in the two Listed races.
While Thornton won a $1million race on Gold Coast Magic Millions day earlier this year, her only Stakes win so far was on Sugar Boom for Tony Gollan in the 2019 Mode Plate.
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