Fresh from a winning Ascot treble on Thursday, apprentice jockey Jerry Noske continued her dashing form by scoring with Settlers Creek in the Konica Minolta Handicap (1500m), yesterday.
With the pace a dawdle going down the river side of the course Noske was not interested in restraining Settlers Creek three deep and instead went forward to lead by the 800m mark.
He never looked like losing once he found the rails being untroubled in the run home, to win byfour and a quarter lengths. This was Settlers Creek third win from 13 starts. Military Ruler and Phantom Choice filled the places.
Trainer Colin Webster said, “Jerry summed it up beautifully, she wouldn’t have won if she pulled him back. With a more normal pace he would have raced mid-field.”
Noske concurred with the veteran trainers assessment, adding “He got to the lead easily and I knew I would win at the top of the straight.”
The second race saw an even easier victory when, the Adam Durrant trained, Real Charm and jockey Paul Harvey combined to score by seven and a quarter lengths, in the Konica Minolta Sprint Solutions Handicap (1500m).
Owner Bob Peters said Real Charm got pulled into the race nicely, leading on the turn after being fifth at the 800m mark of the race.
“I thought she should have been even shorter priced,” Peters said, referring to opening price of $4 being offered something that surprised theowner.
Doubt You Catch Me lived up to the name in being a well beaten runner up, with No Time To Flirt, third.