Apprentice Rikki Jamieson gets chance on Caulfield Guineas longshot Lucky Tom
RIKKI Jamieson will be the envy of her apprentice peers on Saturday when she takes her place alongside the biggest names in Australian racing aboard Lucky Tom in the $1 million Caulfield Guineas.
On face value, Jamieson and Lucky Tom, who she rides for her master Harold Norman, face an insurmountable task and bookmakers have the duo quoted at cricket-score odds.
But the Guineas has been a race of upsets over the years, none more so than 250-1 chance Abaridy, who was ridden to victory by Gary Doughty in 1986.
That era also produced the likes of Marwong (66-1), Procol Harum (33-1), Centro (25-1) and Queenslander Chortle (15-1). The trend continued a decade ago when Chris Munce piloted Econsul ($41) to a surprise win.
Jamieson is hopeful Lucky Tom can add to the longshot statistics.
“He took a couple of days to recover from that last run. He had a stone bruise, but his work has been good this week,” she said.