Jockey Georgie reaping rewards

13 / 09 / 2017 Article by: Editor
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If the old adage ‘The harder you work the luckier you get’ is true, then Georgie Catania could be in for her best season in the saddle.

Out of bed at 5am and off to the Brighton Training Centre for track work Catania then jumps in the car and heads to Seven Mile Beach for more of the same with the Brunton Stable, six days a week.

“I stay there until the work is done, most days I ride about 12 to 15 horses, it’s been busy lately because David (Pires) has been out of action.” Catania said. “I don’t mind, being with a big stable such as Scott’s and getting on some good horses gives me the chance to prove I can be just as good as the others.”

One of those horses is Kuusela, a lightly raced 5-year-old that notched her third win from six starts at Devonport on Sunday, with Catania riding a perfectly judged race.

“She’s an easy horse to ride, she jumps quick, you’ve just got to rate her, go with her and keep her in a happy zone, she does the rest, she’s still learning, there are better things to come her way.”

Catania 25, says she would like to win one of the big races in Tasmania, her best to date is the 2014 Hobart Guineas aboard Moonless.

“I would like to win one of the major races and if I could finish top five in the jockey’s title it would be good.”