Wright’s Trangie triumph

Maddy Wright rode four winnerss at Macquarie Picnic Races on Saturday.

Leading NSWPRA approved rider Maddy Wright has showcased her worth once again, riding four winners at Macquarie Picnic Races on Sunday. 
The Moruya based jockey teamed up Rodney Robb to win her third Macquarie Picnic Cup in four years, booting home Drummed Out to win by 3.34 lengths in the 1400m feature event. 
Wright also rode home Mango Listen in the 800m Open Handicap and and Star Express in the 1100m Class B Handicap for Robb.
Robb wasn’t the only beneficiary of Wright’s Trangie triumph after she rode her fourth winner on the Wayne Marsden trained Ellavanelle in the 800m Maiden Plate. 
Wright put the winning result back on Robb though, who she thanked for the ongoing opportunities. “I always ride for Rodney, we are very close,” she said.  
“He rung me a few weeks before the meeting and let me know he wouldn’t have one in the (Class) B 1400m (and) Rodney booked me on Wayne Marsden’s horse that won as well. He joked today, ‘what’s the managers cut?” 
The 2018/19 leading picnic rider was just happy that she could boot home a few more home winners for Robb to repay the faith. 
“I usually leave everything in Rodney’s capable hands, he looks after me, so It’s always good to repay the favour and ride the winners for him,” she said. 
Wright didn’t want to give too much away about the rest of the season but the talented hoop intends of having a big year and believes Robb will have some chances for the end of season NSWPRA Picnic championship final.
“I’m going to ride most of the season where I can, It’s a bit hard with the fires so hopefully the roads at home open up again soon,” she said. 
“I haven’t got any favourites for the picnic final but I have a feeling Rodney has a few good ones up his sleeve this year and Georgian Court has been going well out of the Thorotek stable in Moruya – she will target a few more meetings closer to the coast in March.”
As the picnic season begins to heat up in early 2020, it will be very interesting to see if Wright can mimic last season’s success and win another jockey’s premiership and win a second NSWPRA Picnic Championship final.