Top jockey Nash Rawiller has decided not to ride in the final Group 1 feature of the Brisbane winter carnival this weekend to instead chase 100 city winners in Sydney this season.
With 12 city meeting remaining in Sydney this season, Rawiller needs to ride 13 winners in order to make the elusive century.
The talented jockey has turned his back on the possibility of large prize money to instead attempt to reach the impressive milestone.
“I’m really keen to try and ride 100 winners in Sydney this season, so I’ll stay home this weekend,” Rawiller said.
“It’s good to have a goal to help keep you motivated towards the end of a season.”
One of Rawiller’s best hopes lies with three-year-old Squamosa, who will run in the Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford on Friday.
Squamosa has been given 55.5 kilograms to carry, a weight that Rawiller is confident he will be able to make.
“I should be able to make the weight to ride Squamosa – if he received 55kg it would have been a lot harder,” Rawiller said.
“At this time of year, it’s difficult for me to ride that light.
“But for Squamosa, he’s worth it.”
Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller will also be aiming to gain entry into the 100 season winners club, with the trainer already having 97 winners to his name.
Both Waller and Rawiller’s next chance to add to their healthy tally will come tomorrow at Warwick Farm.