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Matt Cameron to ride Sensible Princess in Captain Cook

  • Mon, 27 Nov 2017
  • Richard Edmunds
Sensible Princess, who won the Gr. 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes at Pukekohe on Saturday, will have a new jockey in the Captain Cook Stakes.

Sensible Princess, who won the Gr. 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes at Pukekohe on Saturday, will have a new jockey in the Captain Cook Stakes.

Matt Cameron has been booked to ride Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes winner Sensible Princess in the Gr. 1 Captain Cook Stakes at Trentham on Saturday week.

The daughter of Street Sense was ridden by Chris Johnson in her impressive Group Two win at Pukekohe on Saturday, but last season’s champion jockey has a prior engagement for the Captain Cook.

“Chris Johnson’s booked to ride Michael and Matthew Pitman’s horse that won the Coupland’s Mile (Son of Maher),” owner-breeder John Bromley told www.theinformant.co.nz today.

“And of course Lisa (Allpress) is still unavailable with her injury. She’s been associated with a number of my horses over the years and she’s got a real way with them.

“She’s rated this horse all the way through, and when she had her injury she said she was gutted because she thought Sensible Princess was a horse going all the way to the top. Saturday’s win really vindicated her belief in the horse.

“But the good news is we’ve booked Matt Cameron. I think we’ll be going into the race with a fair chance – I hope so, anyway.”

Sensible Princess is trained by Fraser Auret, who will shoot for a third consecutive Captain Cook Stakes win. He won in 2015 with the Bromley-bred and owned Julinsky Prince, then saddled Aide Memoire to win the race 12 months ago.