McMahon scores ride on Say I Won’t at Ipswich races today
ROCKHAMPTON trainer Ray West has engaged stylist Brisbane jockey Ric McMahon for his talented gelding Say I Won't at Ipswich races this afternoon.
West floated Say I Won't south over a week ago but the horse was balloted out of a race it was due to run in last week.
Say I Won't contests the $20,000 BM 75 Handicap (1200m) which is listed as Race 8, with the horse being TAB number 4.
Though awkwardly drawn and to start from one from the outside at barrier nine, Say I Won't has pace which is an asset to overcome the wide alley.
West rated Say I Won't unlucky when at his last start at Eagle Farm on July 16 it finished less than a length back, fifth of 11 behind winner Richenza in a BM 70 (1200m).
Say I Won't (b g 4 Bon Hoffa - Tamora x Danehill) has won five of his 15 starts and has five placings.
It has won $39,650 in stakes after West bought it for a paltry $1100 at a William Inglis Bloodstock Sale in 2012.
Roma apprentice and Callaghan Park, Rockhampton regular rider Matthew McGillvray has gone further ahead to 28 winners in the Queensland Jockeys premiership.
McGillvray won on Stylish Luck in Rockhampton on Friday and though missing a winner at Toowoomba races on Saturday night, he bounced back winning at Kilcoy races yesterday.
Comeback Mackay apprentice Lee Attard has been a big mover on the jockeys' premiership table with 13 winners after a double at Callaghan Park on Friday and more success at Bowen on Saturday.
After a slow start, last year's premier State jockey Adrian Coome is now ascending the table with 12 winners.
Rockhampton Jockey Club chief executive officer Bill Colgan is enjoying the ride the Peter Moody trained Thinking Of You (ch f 3 Thorn Park-Sympathy x Show A Heart) has given him in the last five week.
At only its third race start last Saturday at Randwick, Thinking Of You (Joshua Parr) was third placed in the $400,000 Gr 1 Coolmore Flight Stakes (1600m).
Colgan races Thinking Of You in partnership with a syndicate including Mt Isa' s Graham and Linda Huddy.
At its only two other race appearances, Thinking Of You won at both Wodonga and Caulfield.
Bought for $80,000 as a yearling, Thinking Of You has won $97,000 to date with more likely on the racetrack and as a stud matron.