Wealth Of Experience On Show At Canterbury
Racing NSW Media release
A wealth of experience will be on hand when the second heat of the National Apprentice Series is conducted at Canterbury Park tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 12th November).
Each Australian state will have strong representation in the event, headed by the five-pronged attack from New South Wales.
Mitchell Beadman (riding The Fangsta), Daniel Ganderton (on Irish Key), Nathan Berry (Golden Highway), Patrick Murphy (Regal Celeb) and Peter Wells (Pursuit) make up the local charge as they attempt to head off six well-credentialed interstate rivals.
The interstate make-up is comprised of Libby Hopwood (Sth Australia, on Norteno), William Egan (Victoria, Canadian Ruler), Chloe Chatfield (West Australia, Bentley Ess), Glenn Davis (Nthn Territory, Impressionist), Michael Palmer (Queensland, General Chaos) and Jason Maskiell (Tasmania, Tha’ Hab).
Queensland’s Michael Palmer, the son of well-known international jockey Gary Palmer, was last season’s runner-up in the metropolitan apprentice of the year and has also piloted more than 80 winners during his promising career.
Glenn Davis, from the Northern Territory, has 69 wins to his name including a Mowbridge Cup victory while Western Australia’s Chloe Chatfield boasts more than 80 winners to her name as she heads to the east coast.
Victoria’s William Egan isn’t far from Chatfield in terms of winning experience; having greeted the judge on 79 occasions.
Tasmania’s leading apprentice rider Jason Maskiell is sure to add plenty to the mix after some eye-catching wins last season, as well as Libby Hopwood who boasts 41 career wins in South Australia.
Hopwood has an advantage on her interstate rivals as she heads into tomorrow’s heat after her fellow jockey Scott Bailey won the National Apprentice Series opener at Western Australia’s Belmont Park on October 11 to give South Australia a clear lead.
The second leg of the National Apprentice Series is set for a 4:55pm (local) start at Canterbury Park tomorrow.
Yarn’n Employment, Training and Consulting has proudly covered the costs for accommodation for visiting apprentices, as well as the heat trophy.
By Phillip O’Brien
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 7
NEW SOUTH WALES 3
WEST AUSTRALIA 1
NTHN TERRITORY 1