Have Faith In Natasha by the Gurkha
It was a case of being “beaten by that much...” for young apprentice Natasha Faithfull on Sunday aboard Poppies For Spring for Helen Harding from Esperance.
The Albany based apprentice gave her backers a great sight at Belmont Park on Saturday, leading until the final stride on Dare To Doubt for her master Steve Wolfe in the last race of the day.
She then attacked the day on Sunday full of confidence and almost got the job done on Poppies For Spring who was nosed out of the major money by Flirtino in a driving finish.
Poppies For Spring surprisingly missed the start and ended up tracking the leader Silvercity Girl. Faithfull then pushed her way off the rails to come down the middle of the track only to get beaten on the line.
Wolfe has a high opinion of Faithfull and believes she has the talent to become a top jockey in the future.
“She just loves riding in races. Natasha is improving all of the time and is getting a lot stronger as a jockey.” Wolfe said “She is learning from riding against the big boys in Albany and the city and hopefully the Kalgoorlie trainers will continue to put her on.”