Trainer Adam Trinder is predicting a big season ahead for a recent stable addition.
But, he’s not talking about one of his horses.
Trinder’s high expectations are for his new apprentice Alex Patis who has been on loan to the trainer for the past three months and has now had her papers transferred permanently.
She was previously apprenticed to Victorian trainer Paul Banks.
Patis, 18, won her first race for Trinder at Spreyton on Sunday when she led all the way on Kyogle Son.
“It was a good ride – she set a moderate pace through the middle stages before kicking at the top of the straight,” the trainer said.
“We’ve been working on a few things since Alex has been here and I’m pleased with the way she’s progressing.
“I’m sure she’s going to get some good opportunities.”
Trinder, one of Australia’s top jumps jockey before he turned to training, is also the master of the state’s leading apprentice Chris Graham.
The trainer described Kyogle Son’s win as “a really good result” but was even more pleased with stablemate Khatun’s fourth placing.
“I thought Khatun was fantastic – we’ve had a hell of a go with her over the past six weeks with foot abscesses and tying up issues,” he said.
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