Joseph Pride and Tyler Schiller have taken out the final Group 1 of the day at Rosehill on Saturday, as Mariamia continued her fine form to score in The Galaxy.
It’s been a masterstroke by trainer Joseph Pride bringing her back in trip to the 1100m and has ultimately meant Group 1 glory after finding the 1300m too far in the Group 2 Millie Fox.
Jockey Tyler Schiller was able to keep Mariamia in a stalking position the entire trip from barrier two and was able to utilize her blistering turn-of-foot late when produce on a hot tempo.
2023 Group 1 The Galaxy Replay – Mariamia
The old boy Eduardo cruised across to lead but wasn’t left alone at any stage with Zoustyle and Shades Of Rose assuring a strong tempo throughout the 1000m.
Joseph Pride was delighted post-race with his mare and may even put retirement on hold for her moving forward.
“Pretty special,” said Pride.
“really happy with her all preparation. She didn’t see the 1300m out the other day but freshened up and back to a sprint trip, she was really dynamic there today.
“That’s her crowning moment, she’s won a Galaxy now.
“I was given a marker, I told them I was going to win three black type races and keep the stud work at bay so we’ll see.
“There’s some pretty big races in the spring for her but in many ways she’s done her job and super proud of her today she went terrific.”
It’s the first career Group 1 for Tyler Schiller who has been in superb form this season, and Joseph Pride discussed that further in his post-race assessment.
“He’s a fantastic jock.
“He’s had no problems going through the ranks and I think a lot of these kids we see maybe after their apprenticeship not take that next step. But I’d be very surprised if that was the case with Tyler.”
Tyler Schiller spoke with raw emotion as he talked about his father and what winning a Group 1 on Saturday means for the Pride camp as well.
“It feels unreal,” said Schiller.
“My dad, he’s got cancer. All he wanted to see was me to win a Group 1 and to come out and do it today, it was unreal.
“She’s a super mare. She jumped really well, put herself in the spot. When I quickened up on the inside of Eduardo I thought I was home, she did the rest.
“Even to get the opportunity on his colt today, Matcha Latte. I can’t thank him enough.
“The opportunities that I’m getting is unreal. So pleased to finally pull one off (Group 1 win) and howdy do to mum and dad at home.”