Weetwood Handicap 2015: The Conspirator, Brooke Stower to continue remarkably successful relationship   Leave a comment

Weetwood Handicap 2015: The Conspirator, Brooke Stower to continue remarkably successful relationship

Brooke Stower wins again on The Conspirator. Picture: Trackside Photography

Brooke Stower wins again on The Conspirator. Picture: Trackside Photography Source: News Corp Australia

IT IS not quite Luke Nolen and Black Caviar but the unblemished partnership Brooke Stower has with The Conspirator puts the pair in rare company.

Stower has her first ride in a stakes race in Saturday’s Weetwood aboard The Conspirator, a horse she has a perfect seven from seven record on.

Adding to her excitement, this is the first time she will be riding as a fully accredited metropolitan apprentice.

Stower had to apply for her full metropolitan licence in order to ride at the Toowoomba meeting and the approval came through last Tuesday.

Riding in front of a packed house in the Weetwood is a world away from the more traditional career path Stower originally set out on.

“I came from a campdrafting background and it was always a childhood dream of mine to ride in races,” she said.

“I finished Year 12 and went to university to do a double degree in law and accounting but I took a year off and became a check-out chick for a while.’’

Stower met Downs trainer Jackie Crompton, who in turn introduced her to Tony Sears, who has been her master from the start of her riding career.

Stower’s rapid rate of success has seen the university studies take an indefinite back seat.

“I definitely see this as my future now. I hope to be in racing for a long time,” the 21-year-old said.

Brooke Stower and The Conspirator know how to find the winning post. Picture: Trackside P

Brooke Stower and The Conspirator know how to find the winning post. Picture: Trackside Photography Source: News Corp Australia

Stower was runner-up to Skye Bogenhuber in last year’s Toowoomba premiership in her first full year of riding. She is entrenched in the top three again this year, recently passing 100 career winners.

She has an impressive strike rate, particularly for her boss, having won 54 races for the Sears stable at better than one every four rides.

Last week, Stower had her first ride going the opposite direction when she rode at Perth’s Ascot course as part of the national apprentice series.

She returns from suspension on Saturday and hopes to make it eight from eight on her favourite horse.

“He is in career-best form and loves this track, so I think he goes there with a real live chance,” she said.

“He’s been a great little horse to me. Tony’s wife Leigh is a part-owner, which makes it extra special.’’

Market framers are betting against the unblemished record continuing, with The Conspirator a $36 chance with UBET yesterday.

Noted wet-tracker Mount Nebo is the $4.20 favourite, slightly ahead of the widely drawn Whiskey Allround.

Originally published as No conspiracy but rare air indeed for dynamic duo

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Posted May 1, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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