Hollie Doyle was the name on most people’s lips at Goodwood on Thursday as she swept to Nassau success on Nashwa, before giving Prairie Falcon another perfectly judged ride to secure a double on the day.
However, it was another Hollie that took World Pool Moment of the Day honours, with the prize awarded to Royal Scotsman’s groom Hollie Thomas for her part in preparing the colt for his Richmond Stakes success.
The Paul & Oliver Cole-trained two-year-old produced an explosive display of sprinting, lowering the juvenile six furlong track record in the process.
After collecting the prize, Hay said: “I’m so happy for this, it’s a big, big prize.”
“It was expected today because the trainers told us the horse has a lot of potential, but the future should be bright.”
Asked whether she and husband Jim Hay were already dreaming of next season’s 2000 Guineas, she said, “Yes, that’s what was promised to me, you can tell how confident the trainers are that that’s what was promised to me. Jim’s promised that to me too!”
Mrs Fitri Hay, owner of World Pool Moment of the Day winner ROYAL SCOTSMAN, collects the prize on behalf of groom Hollie Thomas.