Early treble for Jonker

Apprentice jockey Tanya Jonker secured an early treble at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday.

She was victorious aboard the Michael and Matthew Pitman-trained Liam in the opening race before riding home Wynmore to a 2-1/2 length victory in the Equine Veterinary Services Sprint (1200m) and Bluey’s Chance in the McIntosh Catering Handicap (1200m) for Kenny Moore.

Jonker was delighted to get a winning double for the Rangiora trainer and said the win aboard Wynmore was particularly special for an absent Moore, who had named the three-year-old filly after his mother.

“Kenny is not here today, which is a bit sad for him. She was named after his Mum I think,” Jonker said.

Jonker had ridden the daughter of Coats Choice in her previous two starts and said she has continued to improve with each run.

“In her last start I went forward and she didn’t make the bend that well, so today it was nice to have the cutaway (rail), get a bit of guidance and see if she had something left.

“She has really improved in the last few starts, she has always had the ability, it’s just putting the bits together.”


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