Young rid­ers mas­ter the tight Monto track

Ap­pren­tice jock­eys bag a win each; only one favourite suc­cess­ful

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Emily Smith

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

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