SATURDAY, July 17, 2021, goes to stay some of the memorable days within the lifetime of jockey Samantha Fletcher, after changing into the primary feminine apprentice since Georgina Sergeon to attain double success by using back-to-back winners on the 10-race card at Caymanas Park.
Fletcher’s first winner was achieved within the day’s fourth occasion aboard Jamai Raja at odds of 9/2. Jamai Raja, educated by Nicholas Smith, was victorious in a three-year-old and upwards claiming ($1,000,000 – $800,000) occasion at 7 ½ furlongs (1,500 metres).
Jamai Raja was put within the lead quickly after the gates have been opened as Fletcher settled the eight-year-old gelding. Using prudently, she let her mount chill out on the lead earlier than pushing ahead three furlongs out, and that was sufficient to earn victory by 1 ½ lengths. It was an achieved experience by Fletcher.
The younger girl returned within the subsequent race, a Restricted Allowance for five-year-old and upwards (non-winners of three) coming down the five-straight (1,000 metres) course aboard El Gringo, this time coming from behind the leaders to catch and beat rivals by three-parts of a size. Educated by Donovan Russell, El Gringo gained at odds of 23-1, which was the longest on the day.
“Nicely! I simply need to say that I’m happy with the end result.
“It’s an encouraging reward and a recognition for the hassle that I’ve been placing into the framework of my effort whereas staking a declare to changing into an achieved rider. Besides, I have to thank the various trainers who’ve assisted my accomplishments by offering me with constructive rides. I didn’t at all times get the specified outcomes required from my efforts however I’ve at all times tried onerous to do my finest by paying nice consideration to having my expertise improved.
“It’s actually onerous work all the way in which to changing into an achieved rider, and that’s what I need to obtain.
“Due to this fact, I have to put my again to the wall and stick with it with nice consciousness. Nothing is admittedly achieved with out onerous work and help from trainers and homeowners who help my efforts whereas I’m on the apprentice stage.
“My heartfelt thanks to all of them and I duly promise to proceed to provide of my finest whereas within the saddle, and the hope is that it’s going to convey some quantity of satisfaction to my many admirers.
“I’ll proceed to work onerous in what I do with the intention of changing into an achieved and reliable jockey,” Fletcher stated after successful her second race.
With these two victories Fletcher now has eight wins this season, and she or he leads the quarterly championships by two over Natalie Berger.
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