Fernie Extends Kalgoorlie Lead

2
May

Sarah Bonner has shot to the lead in Kalgoorlie’s leading rider title after completing a double on Saturday.

Bonner advanced to five wins after four meetings when she guided Comanche Red and Roadsinger in the final two races.

The emerging apprentice leads Ben Kennedy and Tayla Stone, who steered Ningbo to an impressive six length victory, by one win.

Bonner, indentured to Perth trainer, Dan Morton, landed her first city winner two weeks ago when she combined with Galaxy Son in the National Apprentices’ Challenge Handicap (1600m) at Ascot.

The strength and depth of Peter Fernie’s stables continued when he prepared a race-to-race double with Tahgeo Jay and Haul In.

Fernie, who prepared 51 winners last season, is well on his path to clinch his 10th Kalgoorlie trainer’s premiership.

LEADING JOCKEY

Sarah Bonner 5
Tayla Stone 4
Ben Kennedy 4
Natasha Faithfull 3
Mollie Clarke 2

LEADING TRAINER

Peter Fernie 8
Pat Bermingham Jnr 3
Brett Mathews 3
Tracey Frizzell 3
Merv Dellar 2

LEADING APPRENTICE

Sarah Bonner 5
Tayla Stone 4
Mollie Clarke 2

HORSE OF THE YEAR

Oosterman 8
High Limit 8
Artie’s Belle 5
Bear Trader 5