Winning double for Sunny Coast jockey Adam Sewell.
Published 24 April 2023
The seven hours drive from one coast to another proved worthwhile on Saturday when Sunshine Coast jockey Adam Sewell rode a winning double on the Capricorn Coast.
Sewell a much under rated jockey was at his best winning on the Emerald pair of Schweid As and Isshegrey before a large crowd of racegoers at the Yeppoon Turf Club’s Keppel Park racecourse.
Sewell gave the Glenda Bell trained Schweid As ($2.40) a charmed ride behind the early leaders in the Open (950m) before producing him late for a runaway win.
The Cheryl Rogers Roma trained and ridden gelding Murion ($16.00) ran on well for second.
Schweid As is part-owned by RJC committee person Bill Ouston who with wife Di shared in the ownership of Saturday’s Doomben winner Street Gossip in the Princess Stakes.
Sewell gave another polished display in Saturday’s last race, the Class B (1400m).
Once again he swooped late aboard the Trevor Williams trained Isshegrey ($4.00) to engage Clinton Taylor trained favourite El Of A Senorita (Brooke Johnson, $1.50) in a struggle over the final 200 metres.
Under Sewell’s aggression, Isshegrey prevailed to win by a half-length.
A journeyman jockey, this month Sewell has race ridden at Mackay, Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Gatton, Warwick, Ipswich and Lismore.
Modestly, Sewell said after his winning double “I was lucky they both drew well and I didn’t have to do much work”.
It was a similar scenario for apprentice Tahlia Fenlon when the Alan Jones trained omen tip of the day Cooeebaymagic ($3.70) won the Maiden Plate (950m) easily.
Lightly raced, the 4YO Carrara mare is now a winner and three times a place getter from eight starts.
The Clinton Taylor trained Oly Boom ( Ashley Butler, $1.50) gave the stable its only joy for the day by winning the three-horses contested $17,500 QTIS 3YO Maiden (1300m).
The winning gallop produced a nice little earn for his owners being $10,300 prize money for first.
The stables top pair Chinny Boom and Divine Purpose failed to flatter when finishing near the tail of the field in their top notch 3YO assignments at Doomben.
However, there were plausible excuses for both.
Stewards reported Chinny Boom pulled-up sore while Divine Purpose was the victim of a wide barrier having to be used up early in the helter-skelter affair in an effort to get a preferable position.
It did not eventuate and Divine Purpose weakened noticeably in the straight with Justin Stanley being understandably kind to the mare who was a well and truly beaten horse.
The Yeppoon Turf Club’s next race meeting will be in August.
The consensus of opinion there on Saturday was that Keppel Park was presented in pristine like condition.