Jack and the beans talk, too little, too late
EVEN his second Rookie Bull Ride victory in the last two meetings might not be enough for Jack Cleaver to win the buckle for the Paul Archer The Good Guys Young Guns event.
Seven of the eight rounds are complete but organiser Brian Duggan believes the young rider - full of beans that he is - has possibly made his charge to the top of the ladder a little too late.
“I don't know for certain but I don't think he has enough points to catch Clint Wheeler,” Duggan said.
The most recent Young Guns event at the Great Western Indoor Arena produced some great rides with Colin Worsfold coming within a whisker of glory after riding his first bull superbly to get into the shootout.
Unfortunately, for the young cowboy, that was as far as he got before clattering to the Great Western dirt like so many cowboys have done in the past.
The Poddy Ride is always popular with crowds and with the Young Guns final looming it promises to be a tight one between three young riders.
Cory West has points on the board but not enough to feel confident as both Ben Mulvihill and Zac Riley-Wilson are up there with him.
The final round of the contest is at the Great Western Indoor Arena on October 16, with the winners of each section being presented their buckle by Paul Archer and staff members.
Duggan looks ahead to the 2010 Young Guns series. “We'll look at bringing in Bare Back (horse) and make it a real 4 Bs event,” he pondered.