Rising Queensland apprentice jockey Kyle Wilson-Taylor won his first race for the Steven O’Dea and Matt Hoysted stable with a confident steer aboard RICH LISTER at Ipswich on Saturday.
RICH LISTER was a drifting second favourite in the QTIS 3YO Maiden Handicap (1200m) but gave her backers little reason to panic as she charged out of the gates before settling behind a fierce-going leader.
Wilson-Taylor sensibly brought the daughter of RICH ENUFF out of the leader’s slipstream before the turn and quickly challenged for the front.
As the leader compounded, RICH LISTER established a healthy advantage at the 200m mark and went on to score by 1.3 lengths.
The win was the first leg of a race-to-race treble for Wilson-Taylor, who continues to turn heads on the Queensland provincial circuit.
With the QTIS Fillies bonus, RICH LISTER earned $24,950 for her all-ladies Proven Thoroughbreds syndicate.
Meanwhile at Doomben, the stable was represented by HE KNOWS and YOU MAKE ME SMILE. Both horses were gallant in defeat, settling for runner-up honours.
Proven Thoroughbreds’ 2021 all ladies syndicate is a filly by EXCEED AND EXCEL from SQUANDERED (HIGH CHAPARRAL). Click here for more details.