Tabulam Cup winning jockey Alexandra Kitson with trainer Michael Lakey and Fastpeony on Saturday.
Tabulam Cup winning jockey Alexandra Kitson with trainer Michael Lakey and Fastpeony on Saturday. DAVID NIELSEN

Tabulam Cup win boost for Kitson

BRISBANE apprentice jockey Alexandra Kitson has her sights on 20 wins from her first 100 rides and took another step to achieving her goal with a win on Fastpeony in the Casino RSM Club Tabulam Cup (1000m) on Saturday.

Fastpeony started a $1.70 favourite and led all the way in winning by four lengths from Ebony Angel ($4.60) with Another Sequalo ($3) two lengths further back third.

“It’s pretty much a jump-and-run horse,” Kitson said of Fastpeony, which is trained at Deagon in Brisbane by Michael Lakey.

“I don’t have to do anything but steer her.”

Fastpeony had a hip injury in February:

“She’s been a bit sore but now she’s back in winning form,” said Kitson, who started race riding in February this year and has now had 60 starts.

“My weight’s pretty good to me so hopefully it will stay down.”

The other feature race at Tabulam on Saturday, the Sam Hordern Memorial Handicap (1400m), was won by $4.20 chance Diamond And Ice, giving jockey Michael Heagney the first leg of a winning double.

Diamond And Ice, a 10-year-old gelding trained at Grafton, won by three-quarters of a length from De Bono ($2 favourite) with Lady Crown ($6) a length back third.

Heagney went on to win the final race, the Jack Dillion Memorial Handicap (1400m), on $7 chance Flint And Steel.


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