Mikayla Weir Confident to Win with Two Big Fari at Rosehill Today
NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – Mikayla Weir is partnering with Two Big Fari at the Rosehill Bowling Club Benchmark 78 Handicap today, November 28. The apprentice jockey has expressed her faith in the five-year-old brown gelding. She believes that Two Big Fari will not disappoint their team and had remarked that she is excited to head down the Hunter Expressway for the ride in the 1,500-metre tilt.
The Rosehill sporting event where Weir and Two Big Fari will compete is reportedly among the rare chances in which she had been allowed to ride Todd Howlett’s stable star. Weir remarked that she feels thrilled to collaborate with Two Big Fari. She shared that, on Tuesday, when Howlett informed her that the racehorse’s owners had desired her to ride Miss Spoken and Walking Or Dancing’s son, the news surely made her feel delighted.
Weir said that she had felt excited to receive the chance because she pointed out that she does not have long to go as an apprentice jockey. She relayed that the latest opportunity had arrived at a truly favourable time, as per the report posted online by the Australian news outlet, The Daily Telegraph.
The female racehorse rider cited that, on Tuesday, she galloped with Two Big Fari. She commented that Howlett’s runner had worked as excellently as he always does. Weir also pointed out that their team had altered Two Big Fari’s gear a little. She remarked that Howlett had taken the cross over or noseband and the winkers off and that he had placed a tongue tie on. Weir said that, during those moments, Two Big Fari appeared to work like a pleased sprinter.
For Saturday, the TAB rates Two Big Fari a $10-chance. The Bureau of Meteorology has tipped the temperature gauge on race day to reach 39 degrees Celsius in Parramatta. This weather forecast means extreme heat is likely in Western Sydney during race day. Weir reckoned that this weather prediction could make the racetrack quite hard, and consequently, would provide her and Two Big Fari with an advantage over the city-trained, rival racehorses.
Weir shared that her partner galloper for today had competed at Tamworth. This event took place early in Two Big Fari’s career on hard summer tracks during a drought. Weir remarked that such experience of the Muswellbrook resident translates to him getting the running know-how on firm surfaces. She believes that this fact is an advantage for them as plenty of the city horses do not compete nor work on those kinds of surfaces very frequently.
Weir has shared the story of her beginnings lately. She confirmed that she had loved horses since she was a young girl. The rodeo-turned-horse racing enthusiast said that she rodeoed for 12 years. Then, when Weir was about 20 years old, she said that she began riding work down at Kembla for Kerry Parker. Weir cited that she roped calves and barrel-raced, based on the news posted online by Australian horse betting news and information website, Racenet.
The 26-year-old horsewoman acknowledged that she would not ride racehorses forever. However, at this point, she said that she feels satisfied with riding leading her life to be where it is today. Weir remarked that her heart is completely committed to horse racing at the moment. She added that she loves her employment, how fortunate she is that she has a job, and getting paid to compete in horse racing matches.