Winter racing may lack some of the usual equine star power but Sydney will boast plenty of it in the jockeys’ room again this Saturday.
With Queensland racing moving to Ipswich this weekend, the bulk of Sydney’s leading hoops will return to NSW to ride at the Listed W J McKell Cup (2000m) meeting at Rosehill.
Top jockeys James McDonald, Hugh Bowman, Kerrin McEvoy, Tim Clark, Josh Parr, Nash Rawiller and Rachel King will all be back on deck after riding at Eagle Farm last Saturday.
McDonald maintains an 11-win lead at the top of the NSW metropolitan jockeys’ premiership and can extend that advantage with Tommy Berry currently suspended.
He added another feature win on Annabel Neasham’s Zaaki to his name in the Q22 last Saturday as well as on Ayrton in the Gunsynd Classic.
Clark returns after piloting the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Converge to victory in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm.
Tim Clark celebrates after winning the JJ Atkins on Converge. Picture: Trackside PhotographySource:Supplied
Saturday’s nine-race card will be headlined by the McKell Cup and leading trainer Chris Waller has six runners among the nominations for feature race.
Parr has been booked to pilot wet track specialist Wu Gok, Bowman is aboard Yonkers while Rawiller and McDonald has also been locked in to ride for Waller.
McEvoy links up with Victorian raider Approach Discreet.
Jockey manager Tye Angland also confirmed Parr would head back to Queensland to ride Godolphin mare Savatiano in the Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara with the racing powerhouse mulling over having three starters in the race.
King will also head straight back to Queensland the following week to pilot the John O’Shea-trained Rocha Clock in the final Group 1 of the season.
Originally published asSydney’s leading jockeys back for Rosehill meeting
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