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%.
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.
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.