Sapphire Coast Race Preview - Friday March 31
Apprentice jockey Patrick Scorse readily admits he is still on a learning curve and the best way to attract more opportunities is riding winners.
The 18-year-old will have an opportunity to add to his record in his brief riding career when he rides top chance Jacakaizane in the Robert Smith Homemakers – Sleep Doctor Pambula Tradies Sprint at the Sapphire Coast on Friday.
Moruya trainer Lynda Bundy has given Scorse two rides – the other being on maiden class galloper Dance Harder Son.
His four kilogram claim on Jacakaizane will be a bonus as the galloper will carry 54 kilograms after being originally listed as the top weight.
Jacakaizane hasn’t raced for five weeks since finishing second at Moruya.
The soft track, an inside barrier and the light weight are all important factors for Jacakaizane.
“The distance seems a bit short of his best but he should run well,” Scorse said.
Scorse said one of his friends has a share in Jacakaizane and he was looking to make the most of all of his chances after only starting his career this year.
The son of former leading jockey John Scorse rode a winner at Braidwood at his second race ride and will be having just his tenth race ride on Friday.
He recently transferred to Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones and said riding upwards of ten horses track work a morning had been beneficial.
Tall by normal apprentice jockey standards, Scorse weighs in at 53 kilograms and is keen to make his mark.
“It’s all still new to me race riding, but it’s a lot of fun and I’m enjoying it all,” he said,.
“It’s hard when you are starting off to get opportunities and the only way to improve is by getting more race rides and experience and hopefully the winners follow.”
Jacakaizane is rated in the betting behind speedster and noted wet tracker She Zar.
The mare has won twice on heavy tracks and is unbeaten in two starts at the track.
She is backing up after being placed behind Just A Bullet in the Flat Knacker at Albury a week ago.
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