Act takes gold

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT -

“You only need to look at the cal­i­bre of riders here and the sat­is­fac­tion we get from beat­ing each other is a big thrill,” Ne­witt said.

The other races in the se­ries were won by Brett Preb­ble for Vic­to­ria and Matt McGil­livray for Queens­land on Fri­day, be­fore Jamie Kah put South Aus­tralia on the board with an allthe-way win on Lota Creek Gold in the Class 6 Plate (2000m), the fi­nal event of the se­ries yes­ter­day.

Queens­land earned 14 points across the two days, mean­ing $7000 will go to the Na­tional Jock­eys Trust, cour­tesy of Rac­ing Queens­land and Tab­corp, who com­bined to give $500 for each point the lo­cals earned.

New Zealan­der Ja­son Col­lett, who rode the sec­ond-placed Mis­hani Vaidra in the fi­nal event, lamented not land­ing the ALL CLASS: Tas­ma­ni­ans Bren­don McCoull (left) and Craig Ne­witt cel­e­brate their win in the Ori­gin Jockey Se­ries af­ter Ne­witt’s vic­tory on Sofie’s Gold Class (top), while (above) Jamie Kah scored a win for South Aus­tralia on Lota Gold Creek. Pic­tures: AAP ma­jor spot to give the Ki­wis a win, but said he was a fan of the se­ries. “I have re­ally en­joyed it,” he said. “I didn’t get a win on the board un­for­tu­nately, but it’s a great con­cept and I think it’s only go­ing to get bet­ter.”

Ne­witt tipped a bright fu­ture for Sofie’s Gold Class, who he said showed a good turn of foot.

“She’s a big awk­ward thing, but she’s still got a good turn of foot,” Ne­witt said.

“I prob­a­bly got there too soon, be­cause she was hav­ing a good look around in the last 100m.”

Trainer Deb­bie Ne­wham said Sofie’s Gold Class was des­per­ate for a big track, some­thing she might get in a fort­night if all goes ac­cord­ing to plan with Ea­gle Farm.

“She has over­come Doomben,” Ne­wham said. “I can’t wait to get her over a dis­tance.”


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