Trainers’ Premiership Remains Alive

17
Jul

Tellem We’re Comin gave co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams cause for double celebration at Belmont on Saturday when aided by the skill and brilliance of jockey William Pike, he continued his winning ways in the PSC Insurance Handicap (1600m).

The Blackfriars gelding, who started an easing favourite, looked beaten at the top of the straight when he was several lengths behind and snookered behind runners, but Pike found the right gaps on the inside and squeezed his way between runners.

Tellem We’re Comin, unbeaten in three starts this campaign, is shaping as a real winter find and looks capable of featuring in major races at the Ascot carnival, importantly he allowed the Williams stable to close the gap on Adam Durrant in the trainers’ premiership.

Tellem We’re Comin, who defeated stable mate See Me Sizzle and Mrs Brown’s Boys, gave the Williams team, defending champions from last season, 62 city wins, to now sit just four wins adrift of Adam Durrant.

“He is a good horse and to pick up in wet ground he is obviously going to have a good future,” Grant Williams said.

Tellem We’re Comin gave Pike the second-leg of a double after he earlier guided Atlanta Blue to an overdue win.

The champion hoop is rapidly closing in on his 10th Jockey’s premiership and eighth in succession, needing a further 13 wins to equal his best ever haul of 135 victories set in the 2015-16 racing season.

TRAINERS

Adam Durrant 66
Grant & Alana Williams 62
Simon Miller 41
Neville Parnham 37
Lindsey Smith 32

JOCKEYS

William Pike 122
Chris Parnham 45
Jarrad Noske 36
Tayla Stone 30
Pat Carbery 30

APPRENTICE

Tayla Stone 30
Brodie Kirby 13
Fred Kersley 11
Clint Johnston-Porter 09
Kate Witten 08