Former Gladstone jockey Brad Pengelly urges Big Mick to the winning post.
Former Gladstone jockey Brad Pengelly urges Big Mick to the winning post.

Pengelly brings home five winners in one day

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

FORMER Gladstone jockey Brad Pengelly was "very proud'' after writing his name into the history- books at Sunday's Sunshine Coast race meeting at Corbould Park.

Pengelly had a day out, riding five winners to equal the record for most winners in a day at a Sunshine Coast meeting.

The winning tally also broke Pengelly's previous record of four winners in a day, set at the Taree races.

A relaxed Pengelly described his five-star performance as a dream.

'The day just went so well for me, I was rapt to ride five winners ? it definitely isn't something that happens every race day,' Pengelly said.

'Going into the meeting, I knew I had a couple of good rides, but I didn't expect to ride five, that is for sure.

'I rode four at Taree once, but five winners is something I will look back on and be very proud of.'

Pengelly was pleased to ride three winners for his boss, Bruce McLachlan, with whom he has built a great relationship since his return to Queensland.

'To ride three winners for Bruce was great, the relation- ship we have is working really well,' he said.

'His support has been super and I am enjoying riding for his stable.

'While it was also nice to ride a winner for Gerald Ryan and also for Greg Kennedy.'

The standout performance could not have come at a better time for Pengelly, who has his eyes firmly set on January's Magic Millions carnival on the Gold Coast.

'The next month or so is an exciting time with the Magic Millions, I am just hoping to ride well and get a few rides in the big races down there.

'To get five winners helps a lot because people know you are in good form, so if I can get back riding a few in Brisbane, that will help me in January,' he said.

Pengelly's five winners were Streets of Fire, El Abanico, Big Mick, Taisho and Picaduke.



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