Pracey-Holmes continues career-best form with Narromine treble 

Jake Pracey-Holmes has been in good form of late.
Photo: Narromine Races.

Loveable racing character and Gulgong-based hoop Jake Pracey-Holmes has kept up his career-best run of form at Narromine on Thursday when booting home a winning treble. 

There’s been no stopping the 32-year-old, who shared a good association with the Clint Lundholm-trained Listen To The Band earlier this year. 

After an excellent winning run, the pair combined to win the Country Championships Western Racing Association qualifier at Coonamble last month.

Since then, Pracey-Holmes rode four winners on the first day of the Wellington carnival last month before landing a double at Mudgee earlier this month, followed up with more winners at Mudgee and Orange. 

“It’s nice to be on a good run,” Pracey-Holmes said. 

“Nothing’s changed, and I guess when you’re riding winners, you seem to find the right runs and things work out.  

“I don’t know what you call it, but I’m riding with confidence, and when you’re having luck, you seem to wait for runs instead of making runs.”

At Narromine, the in-form jockey showed off his versatility, winning for three different trainers over three different distances, and only one of his winning mounts started favourite. 

He got home to win on the David Smith-trained My Mirka ($18) in the 1300m Maiden Handicap, the Michael Lunn-trained Charlotting ($3.30) in the 1600m Class One/Maiden Handicap, and the Wayne Collison-trained Sisters Pick ($51) in the 1100m Maiden Plate for the fillies and mares. 

“It was a good day; I had some good rides, and with the longer shot (Sisters Pick), that was a pick-up ride after my original ride (Flying Justice) was scratched,” Pracey-Holmes said. 

“Wayne did say the horse had ability and that it does a lot of things wrong, and he was right in what he was saying.”

Pracey-Holmes is becoming a popular commodity, and he shares his time between Dubbo and Mudgee doing trackwork while travelling all over the state chasing good rides. 

“I’m always tired,” Pracey-Holmes laughed. 

“It’s been a busy run, but the last couple of months, that’s been my best run for sure.”

While riding at Tamworth today (Friday), Pracey-Holmes will continue trekking all over NSW this week, heading to Hawkesbury on Saturday to ride for his uncle Toby Pracey when jumping aboard Brogans Creek in the 1100m Class Two Highway Handicap. 

“He makes a step up in grade, but he has a good bunch of owners, and they just love the game, and it’s awesome when he wins, and there’s no one roaring louder than them,” Pracey Holmes said.  

“He deserves a chance in a Highway, and we’ll see how he goes.”

Pracey-Holmes heads to Wagga on Sunday for the Murrumbidgee Cup meeting before racing closer to home at Bathurst on Tuesday for their Anzac Day program.

For Narromine’s results, click here.

For Hawkesbury’s fields, click here.

For Wagga’s fields, click here.

For Bathurst’s fields, click here.