Noske Creates Kalgoorlie History

28
Sep

Jerry Noske created personal and family history when she won the $160,000 Listed XXXX-Gold Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) with Woodsville on Sunday.

Noske became the first female rider to win the Kalgoorlie Cup and emulated the feat of her trainer, father, Jeff, who rode Lawmaker to victory in 2002.

Woodsville was given a perfect run by Noske and grabbed the lead on straightening before fending off favourite Mystic Prince to score by a long-head.

Black Moment and Drive West, who both stormed home with powerful finishing runs, were close behind in third and fourth place respectively.

Noske, who last year won the Boulder Cup (2100m) with Red Blast, said her second goldfields success was even more sweeter.

“I thought last year was great but this is even better,” she said.

Woodsville, a son of Blackfriars, is owned by Bill Godecke, Jeff Noske’s long-time friend and former trainer.

Woodsville joined Noske’s stables earlier this year after Godecke opted to spend further time with his family.

The seven-year-old responded with two wins at Belmont and was a gallant third to Ask Me Nicely in the Boulder Cup (2100m).

“He has thrived since coming to Kalgoorlie,” said Noske (Jeff) on TABradio.

“He was on song for the race.”

Noske said Woodsville would be spelled for a month before being aimed at the Perth Cup (2400m).