Big day: Apprentice Travis Wolfgram will ride Spurtonic (seen here with Glen Boss aboard) in the Winter Stakes.Big day: Apprentice Travis Wolfgram will ride Spurtonic (seen here with Glen Boss aboard) in the Winter Stakes. Photo: Pat Scala

The first time Gai Waterhouse asked apprentice Travis Wolfgram to take one over the jumps he wasn’t sure it was a good idea and he still isn’t a fan of being in the saddle for schooling.

“I had only been here a couple of weeks and Mrs Waterhouse said can you put that one over the jumps. I had never done it before and didn’t really know what to do,” Wolfgram said. “There is a definite skill to it and I’m not going to change my profession to do it full-time.”