Pen­gelly set for Mauritius

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

BRAD Pen­gelly is the lat­est Aus­tralian jockey set to take up a con­tract to ride in Mauritius for four months.

Steven Arnold has spent the win­ter there and Pen­gelly ( above) will head to the is­land na­tion for four months as soon as the pa­per­work is com­pleted.

Pen­gelly is one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers in Bris­bane but has had to fight weight prob­lems through­out his ca­reer. He was seen at his best to win on Tum­bler at the Sun­shine Coast on Satur­day.

“I still have to get the pa­per­work. But all be­ing equal I should be able to leave at the end of next week,” Pen­gelly said. “There is a higher weight scale there so it should suit me. I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.”

Pen­gelly had a break from rac­ing in 2012 but since he re­turned in 2015 he has been based in Queens­land where has rid­den about 80 win­ners.

The only down­side for Pen­gelly will be miss­ing the rides on Tum­bler when she heads to Syd­ney in spring. “She is a very smart mare,” he said.

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