‘Cricket score odds’ win & all the action from Callaghan Park Friday.
Published 30 October 2023
Rockhampton racing’s longshot king, trainer Stephen Rundle top scored when his rank outsider, the quirky named Whatjeudin’ scored at the odds of $101.00 at Callaghan Park races last Friday.
Ridden by South American jockey Raul Silvera Olivera, which incidentally came about at his only ride on the eight-race card, Whatjeudin’ (b g 5 Nom du Jeu (NZ)-Biancrazy) scored like an odds-on pop with an emphatic win in the 13 horses contested Maiden Plate (1500m).
The win, albeit unexpected by form analysts and punters in general, was nevertheless impressive as Whatjeudin’ started from a very wide gate and with 57.5kg had equal topweight.
Stoutly bred, Whatjeudin’ had previously failed at its only other two starts at Mackay and Rockhampton as a $51.00 and $101.00 prospect.
The win was the second at Callaghan Park for recently “imported” jockey Olivera and once again it reaffirmed his obvious skill which definitely should command more opportunities.
Stephen Rundle is no newcomer at producing upset winners as stable representative Poet’s Girl won twice at Callaghan Park last season at the odds of $20.00 and $15.00,
Graeme Green produced an above average filly when good looking debutante The Blonde Goddess (Warwick Satherley, $5.00) snared the QTIS 3YO Maiden (1100m) claiming the $25,550 bonus first prize.
The Jukebox filly is raced by enthusiastic Brisbane owner and thoroughbred breeder Helen Yeates who with husband Tony was on hand to witness what is likely to be the first of more wins from the showy chestnut.
The same connections shared the very smart recent Callaghan Park and Pioneer Park, Emerald wins with Blue Kentucky Moon.
Brisbane’s Justin Stanley capped a momentous month of race wins at what surely must be his favourite racecourse, Callaghan Park, Rockhampton when he landed a winning treble there at last Friday’s TAB meeting.
Justin’s wins on Clinton Taylor’s Janean ($5.00) and Obliquity ($1.65) and Nick Walsh’s Queen Assassin ($1.35) brought his tally for the month of October to 16 wins.
Ten of those wins came about at three consecutive Callaghan Park race meetings starting off with four there on October 8 before another winning treble at the RJC’s next race meeting on October 21.
Stanley’s other October winners were achieved at Ipswich (3) with individual successes at Gatton, Mackay and the Sunshine Coast.
Modest to the core, Justin had a simple explanation for his enviable winning tally.
“I’ve been on good horses and that has made the difference’’, he told me but that didn’t entirely gel with me nor trainer Clinton Taylor.
“Justin is riding in brilliant form and the best I have seen him in during our association”, Clinton so rightly commented.
Currently with 29 winners alongside his name for the first three months of the 2023/24 racing season, Justin Stanley is 5th placed on the Queensland jockey’s premiership table.
Archrival out on the track, the other top FI/FO Brisbane jockey Ryan Wiggins, rode a winning double on the card in the form of Garnett Taylor’s Bold Smuggler ($3.10) and Ricky Vale’s Luvin’ Our Grace ($5.00).
Wiggins is now sixth placed with 27 winners on the QLD premiership.
Tahlia Fenlon followed up on recent winners at Gatton and Toowoomba when she took out the BM 55 (1100m) on the Adrian Coome trained Dragon’s Snip ($2.350 for owner breeder’s Greg and Elaine Sturgiss.
TAB Gallops return to Callaghan Park on Friday, November 10 for the introduction of 2YO racing for the current season.