Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Wiggins Rides Three More Winners to Make It Six

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Wiggins Rides Three More Winners to Make It Six

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Horse Racing

Tony McMahon

BRISBANE-based jockey Ryan Wiggins certainly didn't rest on his laurels of riding a winning treble at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton last Friday as he matched that feat at the Tatt's Cup meeting there again yesterday.

Yes that's right, Wiggins made it six winners for the two days Tattersalls Carnival when he landed Durif; Sfilza and Cup winner Bold Assassin.

The latter gained automatic entry for the $150,000 Rockhampton Cup (1600m) on July 6 with an authoritative win over Poetic Heart and Unbiased in the $30k Tatts Cup (1600m).

Wiggins' winning ways in June are indeed impressive as he has landed 15 winners from Cairns to Gatton and in between at Townsville; Mackay and of course Rocky in the last 23 days.

This means Wiggins with 97 winners to date this season, is now only 11.5 behind premiership leader Justin Stanley with just over five weeks remaining.

It was only about 15 months ago that Wiggins joined the "Frequent Flyers" fly-in jockeys club who service the Northern provincial meetings.

With success breeding success, now his services are highly sought after to the point where Wiggins is getting top books of rides.

In particular, Wiggins has teamed-up with Sunshine Coast trainer Garnett Taylor and Rockhampton's Jared Wehlow.

A stylist rider, Wiggins demonstrated that poise when winning on Wehlow's Durif in yesterday's opening race.

In the following event he was more aggressive in riding out Mackay trainer Jade Doolan's Sfilza to claim the Maiden (1100m).

He produced Taylor's Bold Assassin with a well-timed storming late finish to win the Cup.

Taylor has also been a shining light this June in the tropics, winning seven races.

Another in-form fly-in jock in Brisbane's Nathan Day provided Taylor with the second leg of a winning double yesterday when Miss Amur dashed through late to claim the $31k QTIS 3YO (1400m) in a hectic finish. …

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