SA: Quartet sees Jollys wrest back lead
By Peter Neall, July 8, 2024 - 5:03 PM

A four-timer at Gawler last Saturday saw reigning premiers Richard and Chantelle Jolly turn a two-win deficit into a one-win lead on the Adelaide trainers table.
The Jollys landed the first of their four winners when Impending gelding Six Stars ($3.90) took the three-year-old maiden plate over 1200 metres.
Giving stable jockey Jake Toeroek the first leg of a treble, Six Stars jumped well and maintained a forward position en route to breaking through at start number eight.
The Jollys combined with Stacey Metcalfe for their second winner when $26 rank outsider Shakespeare ran on from last in a seven-horse field to win the 1700-metre benchmark 78 at his first run since April, improving his first-up record to 11: 3-0-2.
Toeroek landed his second winner and the Jollys their third when Hard Prince ($3.90 equal favourite) scored an on-pace win in the benchmark 68 handicap over 1500 metres.
The Jollys and Toeroek capped a big day when last-start Murray Bridge winner Klabel ($2.50 favourite) ran on from midfield to win a benchmark 78 over 1200 metres.  
That put the Jollys two wins clear on the premiership table, but Murray Bridge-based training partners Will Clarken and Niki O’Shea halved the gap with the victory of Favourite Child ($3.50 favourite) in a 1500-metre benchmark 78 under apprentice Rochelle Milnes.
Livesey lands longshots
The win of Favourite Child saw Rochelle Milnes move to the outright lead on the Adelaide apprentices premiership for 2023/24 with 23 wins to second-placed Margaret Collett’s 22.
The other contender with three Saturdays left for the season is Alana Livesey, who notched a longshot double at the Gawler meeting to move to 19.
Livesey opened her account on Leader’s Pride ($26) for Murray Bridge trainer Justin Pickering in a no-metro-wins handicap over 1700 metres.
She completed her double on Spelman in 0-62 grade over the same trip for Mark Lewis, who returned to Morphettville in May after a long stint training in Ballarat.
Spelman, who was backed in from $101 to start at $31, led all the way.
Bad comes good
On something of a day for boilovers at Gawler, local galloper Badiss produced a sudden form reversal to take the 0-62 handicap over 2100 metres, become the fourth winner of the day to start at $26 or more.
After being beaten 10.6 lengths and 37 lengths at Port Augusta in his two June starts, the five-year-old Dissident gelding understandably attracted little interest from punters and was sent out a $61 chance.
However, he jumped straight to the front from barrier five in the 14-horse field and was never threatened, holding off fellow roughie D’Isles ($20) to win by eight lengths, becoming the ninth winner from the past 44 starters for co-trainers Darren Magro and Aimee Bush.

Two for Tala
Apprentice Tala Hutchinson took the honours with a double at Mount Gambier on Wednesday, winning a 900-metre maiden on Kuitpo Kiss ($4.20) for Andrew Clarken and a Class 1 over the same trip on Call To Glory ($1.90 favourite) for Tom Dabernig.
Ruby gets the gig
Former apprentice Ruby Myers, who has been doing the books for the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable, has been named SA’s new master of apprentices. She takes over from Briony Moore, who has taken up a similar role at Queensland Racing.








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