Apprentice Dylan Caboche was the standout jockey at Gawler last Saturday. The youngster scored a winning double.
Caboche got straight down to business when he guided the two-year-old filly Felicia ($1.75 favourite) to her second consecutive win, over 1100 metres.
Trained by Matthew Seyers, Felicia led throughout and the happy trainer said the filly would be prepared for some of the better juvenile races during the autumn.
Caboche nabbed his second winner aboard Good Idea, for Phillip Stokes. Good Idea was triumphant over 2100 metres and it was his third win in nine starts. The horse will now travel to Victoria and join Stokes’s team at Pakenham.
Stokes also won a race at Gawler with $2.80 favourite Over And Above, over 1100 metres.
With Victorian apprentice Chris Caserta aboard, Over And Above produced a powerful finish to win impressively.
Tiara’s off to Tassie
Will Clarken’s four-year-old mare Tiara Star continued to impress when she claimed a second consecutive victory, over 1200 metres.
Guided by Todd Pannell, Tiara Star was well placed throughout. A three-race winner for Clarken since arriving from New South Wales, Tiara Star will be set for the 1200-metre Group 3 Bow Mistress Trophy in Hobart next month.
Teaming up with trainer Patrick Payne, apprentice Kayla Crowther returned to the winners list after a stint on the sidelines (through injury) when she guided Strategic Demand home in benchmark 86 handicap over 1700 metres.
Strategic Demand, who had also won at Nhill on Boxing Day, now boasts 10 victories in 42 starts.
Wisdom too strong
Formerly prepared by Tong McEvoy, Table Of Wisdom is now under the care of Denis O’Leary and, with apprentice Raquel Clark on top, the gelding led all the way over 1500 metres at Gawler.
Penola will host the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup meeting next Thursday (January 17). The Cup, which will be contested over 1700 metres, is the second leg of the Limestone Coast Cups Series.