Young riders master the tight Monto track
Apprentice jockeys bag a win each; only one favourite successful
SOMETHING about the Monto race track must favour the underdogs.
Only in Race 5 at the Saturday afternoon meeting did the favourite finish first, and two apprentice jockeys, Patrick Duff and Isabella Rabjones, each had a win to their names.
“Monto is definitely on my favourite tracks list now,” Rabjones said after taking out Race 4 with Kiara Queen.
“It’s just so tight, but I knew we had started to get (used to) it.”
The 18-year-old from Brisbane said as soon as she saw an opening, she and her horse went for it.
“We knew what she (Kiara Queen) was capable of after last weekend’s races at Bundy. She relaxed a bit today and I was hopeful we would win,” she said.
“We were in spot two off the fence but had to pull back a bit. Then another came out wide and we just went for it. “Then I just let her go. “I was screaming and
This was definitely the tightest corner.
hitting her across the line. I’m just stoked.”
Rabjones was hopeful of