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Apprentice Emma Ljung quick to impress city slickers

After starting her career in Townsville and then moving to Toowoomba, where she has charged up the leading rider lists this season, Ljung intends to become a regular to city racing.

Apprentice Emma Ljung feels it’s the right time to test her talents in the city.

Apprentice Emma Ljung feels it’s the right time to test her talents in the city. Source: Supplied

TRAINER John Dann tipped improving apprentice Emma Ljung to be among the leading junior riders in the metropolitan area next season after she announced her arrival to city racing by winning on Tukiyo at Doomben on Saturday.

“I’ve outridden my provincial claim, so the time is right to come to the city,” the 22-year-old said. “This is very exciting. I would have been happy to just get one city winner in the next 12 months, so to get one so early is fantastic.”

Dann said Ljung continues to improve with every ride.

“She can get them running and horses really travel for her,” Dann said. “She will be one of the leading apprentices in Brisbane next season.

Emma Ljung showed her potential with a cool ride on Tukiyo at Doomben on Saturday.

Emma Ljung showed her potential with a cool ride on Tukiyo at Doomben on Saturday. Source: Supplied

“I’ve organised for her to come to the city and ride work once a week on Thursdays, just to give her more experience and be able to get herself in front of more trainers.”

Dann is a part-owner of Tukiyo, who was put up for sale at last month’s Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, but when she didn’t reach the price Dann felt she was worth, he was happy to take her home.

Anthony Allen secured some spending money for a working holiday to the United Kingdom when he guided outsider Mistral Thief home in the opener at Doomben.

Allen was runner-up in last year’s Champion Queensland apprentices’ title to Tegan Harrison. Part of the prize was a trip to the UK to ride work for some of the world’s biggest stables. Harrison has opted to bypass the trip and Allen is now the willing recipient.

“It’s a working holiday basically and I’m really excited about the opportunity to meet and work with some of those guys over there,” Allen said. He will be riding work for Red Cadeaux’s trainer Ed Dunlop and potentially others in a month-long trip, for which he leaves on Sunday night.

Originally published as Ljung quick to impress city slickers

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Posted June 28, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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