Other opportunities: Jockey Blake Shinn.Other opportunities: Jockey Blake Shinn. Photo: Adam McLean

The opportunity to ride Fenway in Saturday’s Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill was not one Blake Shinn wanted to miss once he was booked by stepfather Lee Hope.

The disappointment of losing the seat on First Seal, the Vinery favourite, last week was tempered by having the chance to get on Fenway.

Shinn quickly moved on as he put it. The sacking from the star filly opened the door for “other opportunities”.

“You have to move on in this business and I had the offer of two rides, Thunder Lady and Fenway, in the Vinery straight away. When you look at their form it was fairly similar,” Shinn said.