Solomons’ Dazzling Double

Cape has no apprentice jockeys anymore

Former Cape-based 2,5kg claimer Joshwin Solomons rode an accomplished double at Turffontein on Thursday for the Lucky Houdalakis team to show that he is ready to make an impact in a competitive province.

Apprentices are an integral tactical option for trainers and the Western Cape is in the extraordinary position these days of having no apprentice jockeys.

With the closure of the Cape Milnerton Academy, the 19 year old Joshwin was shifted North – away from his family.

Joshwin Solomons – making great progress (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

But the youngster, whose father is senior Cape jockey Morne Winnaar, is building on his early promise and appears to have settled in well.

The Chase Liebenberg Photography-sponsored rider booted home a great double for Lucky Houdalakis on Thursday to take his season win tally this term to 24 – double that of his total for last term when he was awarded the Cape Jockey Of The Year accolade.

His first win was on Capitana (3-1) in the seventh and he gave Pick 6 players something to scratch their heads about when rounding off the exotic on the knockout 20-1 Twice The Act.

Joshwin has five rides on the Turffontein Guineas day card on Saturday.

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