Homann’s return a bit of fun
JUST a bit of fun. That is what returning Tolga trainer Nicole Homann is looking to have with her first race starter since May 2015 at Atherton Turf Club this afternoon.
The former jockey for 12 years has leased Cashed Up Bully, previously trained by Innisfail’s Greg Strickland before he was sent on a holiday by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.
The 10-year-old will carry top weight in the $7000 Benchmark 55 Handicap (1200m) in Homann’s first day back training in over three years.
“A few years back, I had a good run with my horses,” Homann said.
“There was a few older horses I got with problems and I did enjoy the challenge of getting the horses right to make them safe and sound to ride.
“And, then getting a result with the horse, that was the most satisfying thing.
“It is something I really enjoy and I have never not had a horse in my life.”
Homann’s partner, Kerry Rockett, who rides Cashed Up Bully in work, will be the pilot this afternoon as the gelding chases career win number 10 in start 116.
“Coming back to training, it is just a hobby for me, it is not about making money,” Homann said.
COMEBACK: Trainer Nicole Homann, pictured in 2005, will saddle up her first starter in more than three years when Cashed Up Bully runs this afternoon at Atherton Turf Club.