In form jockey Daniel Stackhouse won’t have very much time to celebrate his career best achievement of five winners at Sale today as he prepares to ride in his first Group 1 race at Flemington tomorrow.
Stackhouse is off to Moonee Valley tonight where he has one ride, Kasmaher for David Brideoake and David Feek in the final race of the night at 10.15pm.
Then with only a few hours sleep, Stackhouse will have to carry out his trackwork duties before preparing for five rides at Flemington which includes his first Group 1 ride on Golden Archer in the $500,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).
But the task of riding his first Group 1 winner at Flemington tomorrow looks forlorn coming up against Golden Archer’s famous stablemate Black Caviar who is going for her third Lightning success in as many years and her twenty-third straight win.
Stackhouse went to Sale with six rides and wrapped up his stash of five winners with a comfortable three length win on Kafil for trainer Colin Little in race six on the program.
“I’ve never ridden five winners before so it’s a great day out and I thought this was probably my best ride of the day,” Stackhouse said.
Stackhouse started off his memorable day with a win for Jim Conlan on odds on favourite Ferlax in the second race of the day and followed that up with a running double for Mark Riley on Kerthos and My Saving Grace.
Trainer Ross McDonald then saddled up French Friday for Stackhouse’s fourth winner before winning on Kafil.
Three year old Excursions was Stackhouse’s only other ride and trainer Jason Petch must have been wondering later in the day what went wrong after finishing in fourth spot in the first race of the day.
Stackhouse is riding full of confidence and today’s mammoth achievement followed on from last Saturday at Caulfield when he rode his first Group winner on the Peter Moody trained There’s Only One in the Group 3 $150,000 Programmed Property Services Bellmaine Stakes (1200m).