RACHEL King arrived at Rosehill Gardens racecourse without ever having ridden a Sydney Saturday winner but when she left the apprentice had bagged a double.It was a memorable Saturday afternoon for the 26-year-old former English apprentice who now calls Australia home.
King broke through on the Kris Lees-trained Just Dreaming in the McGrath Estate Agents Handicap (1500m) then capped her day with a brilliant frontrunning ride on Supply And Demand for the training partnership of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in the Eremein Handicap.
I had some nice rides today and I was hopeful of getting that first winner,” King said after winning on Supply And Demand. “Then to back that up on Supply And Demand for Gai and Adrian makes it even better.’’King hails from Oxford and moved to Sydney on a working holiday three years ago but enjoys the racing so much she has stayed and is apprentice to the Waterhouse and Bott stable.
She rode her first stakes winner for Tulloch Lodge on Stampede in the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup a month ago.“To have their support means so much,’’ King said. “Gai and Adrian were happy to put me on Stampede when I couldn’t claim even though Gai doesn’t like putting apprentices on when they can’t claim. So, they have the trust in me and it is nice to repay them.’’
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