Plumb back at Callaghan Park
RACING: Widely travelled and with international experience to boot, Ryan Plumb may become a constant in the jockeys' list on the Rockhampton midweek TAB racing circuit.
Today his name will appear at Callaghan Park for the first time in many years aboard Craiglea Champ (Race 1); Craiglea Pistol (Race 2) and Green Empire (Race 6).
Ryan, 26, arrived back from his Victorian base of many years earlier this month to settle at the Gold Coast where in many ways it all began for him as a 15-year-old apprentice.
Indentured to his father Lyle Plumb (Jnr), himself a former top rider, Ryan quickly made a name for himself through numerous winners.
"Later I was fortunate to win races in Singapore and really enjoyed my time with David Hayes when riding in Adelaide. It was in South Australia where I rode the winner of the annual Oakbank Sprint,” Ryan said yesterday.
I am really looking forward to riding again back in Rocky as I enjoyed riding the track there and the winners' years back. I will definitely ride at Callaghan Park regularly if I get the opportunities and support.”
He said his weight, with which he has been in conflict for some time has decreased since getting back to Queensland.
"It's down to about 54.5kg now which is the lowest it has been for sometime,” he said.
Plumb has links with Rockhampton racing through his grandfather Lyle Plumb (Snr).
"Granddad came from Rocky and rode there before moving to Brisbane where he rode and later trained from. He is still going strong driving a truck each morning and helping trainer Brian Wakefield in Brisbane,” Ryan said.
Plumb's addition to the mid week riding ranks is another plus for Rockhampton racing as will add further competition for multi-premiership winning jockey Adrian Coome.
The latter has his usual book of quality heavyweight rides today including That's Woody (R 2 - TAB 4); Party Pardee (R 4 - TAB 1); Romanov (R 5 - TAB 3); The Thomas Affair (R 6 - TAB 3) and Atararzi (R 7 - TAB 1).
Among the movers and shakers at Callaghan Park's 2016 race meetings are locals - the trainer John Wigginton and the jockey Scott Sheargold.
They are building a formidable combination which should be enhanced today through possible winners Chief Advocate (R 1); Decali (R 2 ); Our Neddy Boy(R 3) Ziza Spirit (R 6) and Munjiz (R 5).
It's quite feasible the duo could have a field day!
Riding winners here, there and everywhere has been the pattern for Brisbane's Nathan Day of late, so check out his mounts again today.
The Sunshine Coast's Garnett Taylor who calls Rockhampton his second home, arrives again this morning with what looms as the day's best bet in Daunting Lass.
The Taylor-Chelsea Jokic team is a formidable one and that talented apprentice knows Daunting Lass well.