Thompson to Ride Youthful Jack in 2014 Scone Cup

May 14, 2014

Thompson to Ride Youthful Jack in 2014 Scone Cup

Australia’s most prolific jockey Robert Thompson will reunite with one of the veteran’s in the Scone Cup 2014 field on Friday with trainer Ross Stitt confirming their booking for Youthful Jack.

Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson (pictured here aboard Buckmoore) has ridden 4000 winners over his career. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A rising nine-year-old, Youthful Legs gelding Youthful Jack will be paid up for this morning to contest this year’s $200,000 Listed Emirates Park Scone Cup (1600m) where they will be having their incredible 71st career start.

Not having won since a shock first-up effort in last year’s Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) nearly 12 months ago when ridden by the Cessnock-based Thompson to victory as a 30-1 outsider, Youthful Jack is out to break the drought on Friday.

“Robert rang me on Monday night and said he would be able to ride the horse,” Stitt told the Newcastle Herald.

“They have been around a few times together and it will be good to have him back on.”

Thompson amazingly rode his 4000th winner last Saturday week, eight of those having been aboard Youthful Jack who races at Scone for the first time on Friday.

The duo were together for the horse’s opening three runs this year when racing for Adam Trinder during the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.

The best result from those engagements was a fourth to Rebel Bride in the Listed Stakes (1200m) at Launceston on January 22.

Last time out the gallant old galloper was ridden by Scott Thurlow back in New South Wales on April 27 in the Tamworth Cup (1400m) where they could only manage to run seventh to Pitt Street, albeit beaten under two lengths.

They had a hefty 61kg that day however and so are set to appreciate the drop right back to 55.5kg in the Scone Cup, but Stitt is still aware of how tough the assignment will be.

“It’s not going to be easy for him, but he needs to run somewhere, and the Cup is about the most suitable race I can find for him,” he said.

Kris Lees’ Tamworth Cup winner Pitt Street is also nominated to back up in the Scone Cup chasing a country cups’ double and has the same 54kg weight allocation as last start.

Hawkesbury Cup winner Leebaz heads the Scone Cup weights with 59kg but won’t be accepted for today, connections instead giving them a shot at Group 1 level in Brisbane’s Doomben Cup on Saturday.

The next heaviest weighted are then a quartet on 58kg that includes the Joe Pride-trained Destiny’s Kiss backing up from a Warwick Farm win over the mile on Anzac Day.

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