Sunday, 5 August 2012
: Kiwi apprentice Alysha Collett wants to return to Sydney despite Saturday's disappointing end to her first stay with premier trainer Chris Waller.
Collett had impressed during her three-week stay with Waller but it turned sour at Saturday's Canterbury meeting when she was replaced on a winning ride and copped a careless riding suspension.
Sydney's heavy traffic delayed Collett's arrival at the course in time to partner the Waller trained Madam Nash. The mare was an all the way winner for replacement rider Adam Hyeronimus.
Her later ride on General's Sniper led to a suspension for causing interference near the 1000m to three other runners to be tightened.
The 18-year-old, who rode four winners during her three weeks stay, is now returning to New Zealand but Waller is keen to have her rejoin his stable later this year.
"She is a good girl and a good rider and hopefully she will be back with us later in the year," Waller said.
Her brother and New Zealand's champion apprentice Jason Collett is set to rejoin the Waller stable from NZ this month.,
He had a successful stint with Waller last year but wanted to return to NZ to pursue the 2011/12 apprentices' premiership which he won.
In Brisbane stewards suspended three jockeys at Doomben on Saturday for careless riding.
Jeff Lloyd rode two winners but was suspended for six meetings.
Stewards also suspended jockey Brad Stewart for nine meetings and apprentice Tegan Harrison for seven meetings.