Bonnie hopes it’s Lady first
TOWNSVILLE hoop Bonnie Thomson will have her work cut out for her when she saddles Lady Yendor in Sunday’s Pallarenda Stakes 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate.
Thomson won the same 1000m race last year on Flinders Hiway, formerly trained by Wulguru’s Bill Kenning.
She will again saddle up on a Kenning trained filly on Sunday.
Thomson will ride Lady Yendor, which she helped guide to a comfortable six length win in the black filly’s only trial on October 15 at Cluden Park.
“She trialled really nicely,” Thomson said. “She’s all right, but you don’t get too confident with them.”
Thomson has a full weekend of racing lined up, travelling 650km to and from Cooktown for the Cooktown Cup on Saturday. Hitting the road north on Friday, Thomson said Saturday’s full book was at the forefront of her mind.
“They only race once up there, it’s for their Cup. It will be good,” Thomson said
Then on Sunday she will return to the Townsville Turf Club where she is expected to ride in four of the eight races.
Kenning said he had five runners on Sunday, but favoured Lady Yendor to win any money.
“Hopefully she can get the money and then go on a long spell,” Kenning said.
SHE TRIALLED REALLY NICELY. BUT YOU DON’T GET TOO CONFIDENT WITH THEM. JOCKEY BONNIE THOMSON
STAYING GROUNDED: Jockey Bonnie Thomson waits to mount her runner in the Townsville Amateurs Cup at Cluden Park.