Sometimes there is no defining why things happen the way they do and no-one can endorse this more in recent times than trainer Peter Wiggins.
The former leading jockey will saddle up one starter at Queanbeyan on Monday and if his recent statistics are anything to go by, Siberian Rose will be winning.
Wiggins went through one of those periods for several months where no matter what he did or how many placings he ran he couldn’t crack it for a win. That all changed late last month when his small team of horses put together four wins in the space of nine starts.
Left: Siberian Rose - overlook last start and she's ready to rumble at Queanbeyan on Monday. Image by - Bradley Photographers
Siberian Rose could add to the tally when she contests the National Mailing and Marketing Benchmark 52 (2000m). The mare has finished second at two of her past four starts before an inglorious performance when last behind stablemate Agrionius at Wagga last week.
“Don’t take any notice of her run at Wagga. If she doesn’t get her own way she doesn’t put in and that was the case there,” he said. “I have put the blinkers back on and if she runs up to her best she will be very hard to beat.”
Agrionius was part of a double for Wiggins who also won with Arroyo Grande on a memorable day for the trainer.
Apprentice jockey Carly Frater-Hill will be looking to continue her strong form with the ride on Siberian Rose. The jockey has ridden nine winners in the past five weeks including a winner at the Wellington two-day carnival on Saturday.
Back from a serious injury that could have ended her career, Frater-Hill is making the most of all of her opportunities.
“She was riding my horses before she had the accident which put her out for 12 months,” he said. “She rides a few for me, but I also ride a lot of my own trackwork still.”
Meanwhile, well-bred galloper Tycoon Mar looks set to win again in the Queanbeyan Leagues Club Benchmark 55 (1460m). Tycoon Mar won at Cessnock before finishing second in two starts since.
The three-year-old is by Al Maher from Capitalism who won six of her 16 starts which included four in Sydney. There will be eight races with the track rated a Good 3.