Saturday was a day that young apprentice Jeffery Syster will remember. One can list on one hand apprentices that have ridden a winner on their first ride and fittingly it was for riding legend and now trainer, Michael Roberts, who also rode his first winner at Scottsville. The youngster was overwhelmed as he made for the winner’s enclosure, looking to dismount before even being led in by stalwart owner Nick Labuschagne and Shirley Koster.
Kingsmead looked to be hopelessly out of his ground going through halfway but Syster hunted every gap seamlessly and without going for the stick, Kingsmead rocketed home.
By Andrew Harrison