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Joshwin Impresses Justin

Snaith Team hits the jackpot

Manenberg-born apprentice Joshwin Solomons enjoyed a career milestone first treble, when he booted home three winners for the powerful Snaith Racing Team at a chilly Durbanville on Monday.

The 4kg claiming son of senior Cape rider Morne Winnaar only rode his first winner ten months ago at Hollywoodbets Greyville, but is growing in confidence and took his new term tally to 7 winners at a strike-rate of just over 12%.

Thumbs up from the rising star (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Joshwin rode three legs of the sensational Justin Snaith jackpot, which paid R427. He certainly is impressing the right people!

He opened the exotic on Shinnecock (3-1), then saw Richard Fourie book home favourite Hyde Park (16-10), after which Joshwin grabbed the final two legs on Hurricane Harry (5-1) and Half And Half (3-1).

A thrilled Justin Snaith was impressed.

“Joshwin is a quiet and polite young man who is a beautifully balanced rider. If He stays focussed he could have a bright future,” Snaith told the Sporting Post.

The Brothers Snaith lead in Hurricane Harry (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Joshwin, who rode his first winner on Dune Dance up in KZN in November last year, was spotted by Western Cape Riding Master, Terrance Welch, when he attended a racemeeting with his Dad. Welch, a former jockey, told him that he should apply to join the SA Jockey Academy.

He attended and passed the Recruitment Assessments and Interview and started his apprenticeship in January 2018.

Joshwin has ridden 19 winners in total and will thus see his claim reduced to 2,5kgs soon.

He should still be great value as a talented lightweight.

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5 comments on “Joshwin Impresses Justin

  1. Eric says:

    Joshwin Solomons is a young man with a talented future, the Sponsors should be queuing up, to have their brand worn by him, he is as Justin says, very balanced rider, with a good sense of pace and with a quiet demeanor that belies his intensity of focus and strength, he has the hallmarks of a future champion Apprentice and Jockey, I rate him as good as Lyle Hewitson and Luke Ferrari at the same year of riding, and hopefully more Trainers will take advantage of 4 kg weight allowance while he still has it.

    1. Editor says:

      Eric Fordred

  2. M(artin)Gram(atica) says:

    Someone should have a quiet word with Johno Snaith. It is unacceptable that a senior figure in Kenilworth Racing does not adhere to the rules regarding Covid. Mr Snaith you should be setting the example. Not having your mask correctly worn whike leading in a winner is an absolute no no.

  3. Asgar Essack says:

    Well done Justin Snaith and well done to
    Joshwin Solomons.
    Joshwin you are well loved by many
    especially the hosts of Clocking The Gallop
    Neil and Nico.
    I am sure you will be called upon to do an interview very soon.
    Keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars Joshwin.

  4. Dennis Isaacs says:

    Dont forget Grant van Niekerk. He is a top class jockey..appears to be freelancing now and trainers should jump in acquiring his services…..you won’t regret it…..from the outside I recognize enormous talent in Grant van Niekerk

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