Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Molly Key to Filly's Chances; Pepper to Have a Runner in Maiden Hcp on Gold Coast

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Molly Key to Filly's Chances; Pepper to Have a Runner in Maiden Hcp on Gold Coast

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Byline: RICHMOND RACING Grahame timbrell

SHARRON PEPPER is doing all in her power to convince Molly Driscoll she should accompany her to the Gold Coast races today where Pepper's big filly Molly Can't Vault will run in the Maiden Handicap (1800m) ridden by Priscilla Schmidt.

Pepper believes Driscoll should be there to share in the celebrations if the filly wins.

After all, Driscoll has put a lot of work in to getting the filly where she is today and has had to overcome some mighty hurdles to achieve it.

Driscoll, 20, has cystic fibrosis and life, for her, is a series of challenges.

Yet she work rides for Pepper every day, holds another full-time job at Eagles Plumbing, rides on the show circuit, has just returned to pony club and swims constantly.

C[pounds sterling]All that exercise is to strengthen her lungs,C[yen] Pepper said.

C[pounds sterling]Molly is one of the most amazing young women I have ever come across and certainly an inspiration to this family.

C[pounds sterling]The horse was named after Molly because unlike most jockeys or work riders she cannot vault on to a horse.

C[pounds sterling]It is something we have teased her about, good naturedly, and she has taken it the same way.

C[pounds sterling]When we were looking for a name for the filly Molly Can't Vault seemed a natural.

C[pounds sterling]Molly rides her in all her work, has to be helped up and the filly is by Break The Vault.C[yen]

Molly Can't Vault turned in a super effort over 1400 metres at Grafton last week when she came from second last on the turn to run fifth, beaten less than four lengths.

Molly Can't Vault is having only a limited preparation this time in before going back to the paddock.

C[pounds sterling]She is going to be a stayer and will need another break soon to grow and develop,C[yen] Pepper said. …

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