Kalychurun gets started at Winton
Former Northland apprentice Kevin Kalychurun has three rides at the Winton Jockey Club's Cup meeting tomorrow.
He transferred his apprenticeship from Ruakaka trainer Donna Logan to Wingatui horseman Terry Kennedy this month and started work with the Otago licence holder yesterday.
Kalychurun's mounts at Winton are Lofty Lad (McHugh Building Maiden), Ri'Gah Brook (Top End Takeaways Maiden) and Kung Fu Panda (Cup Day Fashion in the Field Maiden).
Lofty Lad and Kung Fu Panda are in the six-horse team trainer Sally McKay will take to the meeting. She is looking for a better run from Gallivant in the Chilton Shearing Handicap.
McKay believes that changing Gallivant's feed contributed to the gelding fading to fifth at Wingatui on November 6. His feed has been changed back.
Lining up against Gallivant is stablemate Just Frank, who was checked badly at the 350m at Wingatui.
Christchurch jockey Chris Johnson will be seeking to win the Winton Cup for the fifth time tomorrow. He is booked to ride Winton galloper King Prawn.
Johnson's Winton Cup wins have been with Justice Day (2008), Bashful Lady (1996), Tartan Tights (1995) and Sequel Sound (1992).
St Reims mare Lady Burlesque makes her southern debut in the Travellers Rest Tavern Handicap tomorrow. Matamata trainer Andrew Scott prepared Lady Burlesque for a win and a third in eight eights.
She joined Leda Beck's Winton team during the winter and won a trial by two lengths at Riverton on November 3.
The 10-race programme at Winton starts at 12.15pm.
- The Southland Times