Trainer Danny O’Brien looks to have unearthed another galloper that could run through the grades after Sham I Am demolished his rivals woth a powerful finish at Cranbourne on Friday night.

The four-year-old son of Group 1 Newmarket winner Shamexpress is bred and raced by the same connections of his illustrious sire.

O’Brien also heaped praise on jockey Damien Thornton for his winning ride.

“Damien is in terrific form and he could have done anything better from the outside gate. He is riding in excellent form at present,” O’Brien said.

Thornton, who rode a treble at the meeting, was humble after receiving praise for ride in the post race interview.

“I took a bit of chance from the gate, and it came off and I look like a genius, but if I got stuck three wide I was a mug, so the risk paid off tonight,” Thornton said.

“That was a good win as he got to the front too soon and switched off but he was the best horse on the night and Danny has done a terrific job with him.”

“There are more wins in store for him.”

Sham I Am was first-up in this event at  only his third race start.

“He ran a couple of nice thirds in his first prep and he has come back a much more seasoned horse and well done to the connections for being patient with him as it looks like they will have a lot fun with him now,” Thornton said.

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