Red hot jock Coome keen to add to impressive tally today
REIGNING provincial premiership jockey of the year Adrian Coome reckons he can continue his red hot form at Callaghan Park today.
Coome, Queensland's leading country jockey for the past two seasons, has a full card booked today and is confident he can add to his win tally with the sort of form he's in.
In the past 21 days, Coome has ridden 11 winners from his 32 starts, to be second on Racenet.com.au's Australia's Hot Jockeys list.
His last win in Rockhampton was on the Clinton Garland trained Vatican's Star over 970m on Melbourne Cup Day.
Only apprentice jockey Ms Desiree Gill has rode more winners in the past than Coome.
"I've been going pretty good lately," he said.
"In saying that good horses do help and I've had a few of them lately."
Coome, more happy at home in Rockhampton than ever before, said he enjoyed watching the Melbourne Cup, but said he'd leave that up to the metropolitan jockeys.
Having spent the 2011-12 season riding in Brisbane and at the Sunshine Coast, Coome returned to Rockhampton earlier in the year and was happy at home.
"It doesn't appeal to me, I went to Sydney as an apprentice and I was getting a few rides in Brisbane last year, but I don't like the lifestyle down there," he said.
"The big city just doesn't go with me, I like the quiet lifestyle."
Coome starts his day off riding the John O'Sing trained Little Dazzler in the 1300m Maiden plate, however it's today's fourth race that has him exciting.
Coome mounts Rofranoz, who has won three of it's last four starts, with a Coome-ridden Pazzesco snatching a fourth straight win from its grasps at Callaghan Park on October 4.
"(Mackay trainer) Darren Symons rang me and wanted me to ride it - and I was quick to take that," he said with a smile.
Coome said he was excited about the Lyle Rowe-trained Shooter in the fifth with a start at the Roma races later this month on the line.