Pengelly writes one for the history books
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
FORMER Gladstone jockey Brad Pengelly had a day he is sure to remember for a long time, riding five winners at yesterday's Sunshine Coast TAB race meeting.
Pengelly was in awesome form with a display that is sure to be remembered by those at Corbould Park for a very long time. Throw those wins in with two third place finishes and Sunday, October 30, 2005 is a day Pengelly will find hard to forget.
Three of the five winners came for Bruce McLachlan, a trainer he has struck up a great relationship with since his return to Queensland.
Pengelly kicked off his day in the best possible way, riding redhot favourites Streets of Fire and El Abanico to victory in the first two races.
His third, incidentally in the third on Pubhorse, was backed up by a hard-fought win on Big Mick for Gerald Ryan in the fourth.
The fifth was Pengelly's only low-light with the well fancied Only Vision coming fifth, but that was forgotten when he saluted in the seventh on Taisho.
Having ridden four winners on the program, those punters who stuck with Pengelly in the last were rewarded when Picaduke cruised home, paying $7.50 for the win and $2.40 the place.
The five wins take Pengelly to 19 winners for the current season, extending his lead to over 10 in the premiership standings.