Tasmania: Roughie gets Raquel off the mark
By Adam Williams, June 12, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Former leading Tasmanian apprentice Raquel Clark opened her international account with victory aboard What’s New in the $175,000 Silver Bowl, a local Group 3, in Singapore last Sunday.
Clark gave her mount a nice trail just off the pace before gaining a split in the home straight.
The $81 outsider is prepared by expat Victorian trainer Cliff Brown.
Clark began her career with Barry Campbell before having her indentures transferred to Adelaide’s Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas in 2017.
She has ridden 127 winners nationally this season, with only Willie Pike, Greg Ryan and James McDonald ahead of her.
Clark is riding in Singapore as part of her prize for being named dux of the South Australian apprentice academy last season.
Braces for Bulent, Siggy
The rising honours were shared at Devonport last Sunday, with Bulent Muhcu and Siggy Carr each booting home a pair of winners.
Muhcu bookended the meeting, kicking off with the John Blacker-trained Magnasa, who scored a dominant 3½-length win in the benchmark 78 handicap over 1650 metres.
The Magnus gelding started a $2 favourite, having won his previous outing over the same route by 6¼ lengths in stronger company.
Muhcu’s second victor wasn’t as popular with punters, the Gary White-prepared Nidoking staging a form reversal to take the benchmark 58 handicap over 1350 metres as the $16 outsider of the field.
Carr opened her account aboard Sarah Cotton’s debutant Dark Wanderer, who led throughout for an impressive 4½-length win in the open-age maiden plate over 1009 metres.
Carr, herself a former dux of the South Australian apprentice academy, then made it a running double aboard the Scott Brunton-trained Reconquista, who overcame a wide run to take the maiden over 1350 metres.
Brunton’s charge is a half-brother to highly promising stablemate Mandela Effect.  


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