We’re off and racing at Callaghan Park Thursday April 20!

Published 19 April 2023

We’re off and racing at Callaghan Park Thursday April 20!

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A new name appears in the jockey listings for Thursday’s Callaghan Park, Rockhampton races in the form of apprentice jockey Ms Kiran Quilty.

Apprenticed to Mick Price in Melbourne, the 22 years-old Quilty has ridden 51 winners since commencing her career three seasons ago and her riding weight is 54kg.

Currently, Kiran is on loan to top Townsville trainer Georgie Holt and she has five rides on the RJC’s seven race TAB program which commences at 1.12pm.

She rides the Jared Wehlow trained pair Letmeletgo (Race 2 – Tab 5) as well as Triptonic (R 7 – TAB 4

Kiran’s other bookings are Peter Fleming’s Fortified (NZ) (R 3 – TAB 4), Damien Rideout trained Rock Dreamer (NZ) (R 5 -TAB 10) and Bundaberg trainer Darryl Gardiner’s Empire Club (R 6 – TAB 5). 

Former Rockhampton resident, the Sunshine Coast apprentice jockey Montana Philpot 23, makes a welcome return to racing at Callaghan Park after being on the injury list for 12 months.

Montana, the daughter of former Rockhampton trainer-jockey Gus Philpot and the late jockey Donna Philpott, was injured in a race incident at Caloundra last April and suffered a further setback later in the year.

A winner of 48 races, she resumed race riding at Corbould Park last week riding a placegetter. 

She has three Callaghan Park engagements for Sunshine Coast trainer Garnett Taylor and that trio Bold Comic (R 1 -TAB 1); Bold Halo (R4 – TAB 3) and Beau Brave (R 5 -TAB 1) have excellent winning prospects.

Montana’s day could get even better as in the last race, the seventh at 4.57pm she rides trainer Peter Fleming’s strong chance Tycoon Tori (TAB 10).

Local trainer Nick Walsh’s luck could be in at Callaghan Park with Single Honour (R 2 -TAB 3) and Highground (R 7 -TAB 1) but it certainly wasn’t the case for Doomben races on Saturday.

Walsh was forced to abandon his planned trip south with common sense prevailing for him to scratch his two planned starters Just Super (barrier 20) and Age Of Innocence (14).

Fellow Rocky mentor Clinton Taylor’s pair Chinny Boom and Divine Purpose fared a little better with their draws in feature races.

Chinny Boom (Ben Thompson) drew 11 from 20 in the $160K Mick Dittman Plate (1110m) while talented stablemate Divine Purpose (Justin Stanley) got 10 alley from 20 drawn out for the Princess Stakes (1615m).

As an aside, at Ipswich races today (Wednesday) Taylor’s Rover’s Pepper (Stanley – $1.35 fav.) was narrowly beaten just 0.2l when second in a BM 65 (1350m).

No Doomben joy either for Graeme Green’s Rocky raider Shamedy (Les Tilley – 10) in the 2YO (1200m) while stablemate Master Jamie (Tilley) did much better coming up with gate 6 in the Tails Stakes (1615m).

John Wigginton got the best of the draws for the Rocky travellers with Para Para Chance (Jaden Lloyd) getting 6 barrier in the 2YO and Street Glory (Taylor Marshall-5 ) in The Princess Stakes.

The Yeppoon Turf Club is preparing for a large turnout of carefree and colourful racegoers at Keppel Park on Saturday for the club’s first race meeting of 2023.

Club secretary Mary Hornery reminded likely patrons that admission was through online bookings detailed on the Yeppoon Turf Club Facebook page.

Among the social highlights will be Fashions on the Field which are a regular feature of race days at the popular Keppel Park course while offering fitting prizes.

Rising country star, the Bevan Johnson Barcaldine trained Hahn Dynasty, the winner of his last five consecutive races will be the star attraction at the meeting running in the Open (950m).

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