Every post a winner for apprentices

THE dominance of apprentice jockeys in Tasmania continued at Spreyton on Monday when they rode six winners and a dead-heater in eight races.

Millie Whitehouse-Summers rode her first double at Spreyton on Monday.

Millie Whitehouse-Summers rode her first double at Spreyton on Monday.

The first four races went to the all-conquering Turkish apprentices - two to Ismail Toker and one each to Bulent Muhcu and Erhan Kacmaz.

Kacmaz chimed in again later in the day to dead-heat on Thorn Man in the Easter Cup.

Millie Whitehouse-Summers also joined the party when she rode her first ever double on Magestic Impulse and Willow The Wisp.

The lone senior jockey to wave the flag was David Pires, who had a hand in both feature races, winning the Diamond Handicap on Minute Repeater and riding the other Easter Cup dead-heater Am I There Yet.

Since the end of the summer carnival in late February, apprentices have ridden almost 66 per cent of all winners in Tasmania.

Their only blank sheet came at Elwick on April 13 when Brendon McCoull rode four winners, Pires three and Yassi Nishitani one.

Whitehouse-Summers, apprenticed to Adam Trinder, is the least experienced of the Spreyton winners.

She didn't start riding in races until mid-October and rode her first winner, Sienna Of Sydney, at Mowbray on November 13.

She now has 12 wins for the season. This weekend's Tasmanian thoroughbred meeting is at Elwick on Saturday and features the $30,000 Autumn 2YO Plate and three $20,000 races.

Acceptances close at 9am tomorrow.

The meeting was moved from Sunday due to the unavailability of Sky 1 coverage.


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