wasted no time riding a winner on his first day as a senior jockey when he
booted home Gold Sheers at Doomben on Saturday.
Sheers, starting a $21 outsider, downed Transporter by a half head with From London
a further three-quarters of a length back third in the Carlton Mid Handicap
is trained at Eagle Farm by Barry Baldwin and is owned by Roma dentist John
have an association together going back almost 40 years when Baldwin first
started off as a trainer in the Roma region.
was a bit of a surprise but it is good to see her turnaround her form,"
"She’s had a couple of runs this time
and we have tried a few different things with her.
"Today was the best track conditions
she's had for a while. On those other heavy tracks, even though we think
they can handle them, some of them can’t.
"She is a game little thing. She is
only 420kg but she's all heart."
Bell, 19, completed
his apprenticeship recently after four seasons and Gold Sheers was his
56th winner for the season.
had a good season despite being replaced just before the start of the Brisbane
winter carnival as stable rider for Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm .
"I was pretty confident throughout. I
had a great run in transit and she
settled really well under me," Bell said.
"I take my hat off to the horse. The
run I had to take at the 100m wasn’t really big, but she went through and stuck
her head out at the right time.
"She's a little horse and it was only a
little gap. That takes her back to her best form and hopefully she can
capitalize on that and keep going on a good run."
Meanwhile jockey Glen Colless will spend
only a short time on the sidelines following a barrier mishap prior to the
start of the Bollinger C6 Plate (2100m).
feared Colless broke his right leg but hospital X-rays later cleared him of any
in agony after his right leg was jammed against the barriers when his mount
Vital Organ went berserk in the gates.
expected to undergo further x-rays during the week to confirm the early
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