Sam Weatherley caps large day with Taumarunui Cup win on Gentil Tonton

July 29, 2017 - tonton

Jockey Sam Weatherley shows Gentil Tonton his appreciation after winning a Taumarunui Cup during Rotorua.

Jockey Sam Weatherley shows Gentil Tonton his appreciation after winning a Taumarunui Cup during Rotorua.


Talented neophyte Sam Weatherley was a male of a impulse during Rotorua on Saturday.

Weatherley was on fire, winning 3 races highlighted by his float on Listed Taumarunui Cup hero Gentil Tonton.

Weatherley knew all about a handsome horse before prepared by his trainer Lance O’Sullivan who trains during Matamata in partnership with Andrew Scott.

When a equine recently shifted into the ownership of John Bell and altered to his Cambridge stable, Weatherley never let a equine tumble off his radar.

Showing a majority that has finished a 18-year-old so successful in his brief career, he rang for a Taumarunui Cup float convincing Bell he could win a race.

Weatherley, who had ridden Gentil Tonton on 4 prior occasions, was loyal to his word.

“He wanted to win a competition and he did,” Bell said. “Sam’s ridden a equine a provide – he’s not an easy equine to ride.”

Bell hoped a change of vicinity would give Gentil Tonton a new franchise on life.

“We altered a whole garland of things around,” he said. “We attempted to make friends with him – he’s had a few worries in a world!”

The son of Yeats had to be tough to win a competition after settling off a clever speed set firstly by Katie McKeen before Jochen Rindt took over.

Weatherley knew what he had underneath him and swooped on a leaders accompanied by Pump Up The Volume and they fought out a finish with Jochen Rindt weakening somewhat to finish third.

“It wasn’t his favourite belligerent and he never unequivocally trafficked in a run, though a plain gait adult front matched him and he unequivocally dug in a final bit,” Weatherley said.

A two-time leader in his local Ireland for Patrick Prendergast, Gentil Tonton afterwards had one start in Hong Kong for Gary Moore before he eliminated to a Cambridge fast of Trevor and Martin Cruz.

He was successful 3 times for them and a serve feat was gained while with O’Sullivan and Scott.

Bell will take his time determining on his horse’s destiny concentrating on gripping his opinion where it needs to be.

“We’ll get him happy and demeanour for something with him.”

Crafty Jess continued on her winning approach for a Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman fast progressing in a day.

The Cambridge fast maintained domination of a trainers’ premiership with their 106th win for a deteriorate withdrawal them good transparent on a list with Kevin Myers streamer a rest with 81 wins.

Crafty Jess is as tough as they come and wore down a pacemaker Shellez Ace for neophyte manoeuvre Hairi Marzuki who has being putting his roving explain to good use recently.

“Hairi has ridden her a provide again,” Forsman said. “I pronounced to him when we legged him adult to float her only like he did a start before and he’s finished that.”

Apprenticed to Stephen Marsh, Marzuki came to New Zealand to serve his career after one win in his homeland.

Bowie combined another after in a day for a heading fast while cementing a neophyte jockeys’ premiership lead for his immature supplement Weatherley.

The hat-trick and a career-first black-type win proved a ideal hang on Weatherley’s championship season.

Weatherley has ridden 67 wins in his successful deteriorate and had a gentle float on Bowie.

“Bowie has raced good here before and we came in with some confidence,” Forsman said.

“We’ve kept him uninformed and he’s enjoying what he’s doing.”

 – Stuff

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