Hot McCoull could be the punters' pal

Leading jockey Brendon McCoull rode five winners at Elwick on Sunday.

Leading jockey Brendon McCoull rode five winners at Elwick on Sunday.

STILL riding on a high after a handful of winners at Elwick, top jockey Brendon McCoull has the chance to continue a big week at Spreyton Park today.

McCoull landed five winners at a meeting for the fourth time in his career in a satisfying afternoon at Elwick.

It has given the 40-year-old a 20-win advantage in the Tasmanian jockeys premiership, a title he is poised to win for the 14th time.

McCoull has four rides on the seven-event program at Spreyton this afternoon and all have undeniable chances.

He kicks off the afternoon with the John Blacker-trained Flying Stevie in the opening race.

Flying Stevie has been placed in three of his of four starts this preparation and at his latest appearance was beaten by a long neck by Sid The Sloth at this track on July 6.

Sid The Sloth was ridden by McCoull 10 days ago and he has retained the ride on the chestnut in the third race.

It is always a difficult assignment stepping from a maiden to a class 1 but the three-year-old shows an affinity with the synthetic track and he is prepared by top, local trainer Adam Trinder.

McCoull's last two rides are Genuine Lad and Osborne for Longford trainer Bill Ryan.

Genuine Lad has won his past two starts at Spreyton, the latest on July 6 when he dashed away from a handy field to win by three lengths.

He is a promising stayer, well suited to the 1880 metres and today is likely to be his last run before heading for a spell and being prepared for the summer racing carnival.

Osborne has won or been placed at five of his seven starts and makes a return in the final race after not racing since April 16.

It will be his first start on the synthetic surface but with McCoull having the opportunity to ride nine winners in the space of four days expect him to be given every chance.

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