Ganderton Set For Long Stay
Star Tasmanian apprentice Daniel Ganderton expects to stay in Sydney beyond his three months trial period with the Gai Waterhouse stable.
Ganderton, last season's leading apprentice in Tasmania, joined the Waterhouse stable on a three month trial in early March.
His time is up early next month but Ganderton is unlikely to return to Tasmania at the end of the trial due to the impact he has made on city and provincial tracks.
Ganderton, who is indentured to Spreyton trainer Leon Wells, had immediate success by riding a double at his first meeting at Newcastle.
He has since ridden 10 provincial winners and two on city tracks with trainers keen to take advantage of his 3kg city allowance.
Ganderton is confident his three-month trial period will be extended.
“I was fortunate to snare a couple of winners early in the piece and that got things rolling from the outset,” Ganderton said
“I've also been able to secure rides for reputable outside stables and that's been a bonus.
“I've settled in well and while I haven't been told officially that my stay will be extended I am expecting it to happen.”