Bon­nie hopes it’s Lady first

The Weekend Post - - Sport - KEA­GAN EL­DER

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

Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

STAY­ING GROUNDED: Jockey Bon­nie Thom­son waits to mount her run­ner in the Townsville Am­a­teurs Cup at Clu­den Park.

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