Trainer wants to continue hot form with runners at Bowraville

PRETTY IN PINK: Stephen Traecey and Jim Jarvis hope those famous shocking pink colours are back in the winner’s stall at Bowraville on Boxing Day.
PRETTY IN PINK: Stephen Traecey and Jim Jarvis hope those famous shocking pink colours are back in the winner’s stall at Bowraville on Boxing Day.

TRAINER Jim Jarvis plans to continue his hot winning streak at Bowraville races this afternoon.

Fresh from winning the last at Doomben on Saturday with stable star Plateau Gold, Jarvis will saddle up Law Of The Jungle and Speed Of Dark in the feature Nambucca Valley Phillip Hughes Memorial Cup (1000m).

"We used to see Phillip at the Boxing Day races all the time and the Macksville family of my wife, Kris, have known the Hughes family going way back for generations," Jarvis said.

"It would be great to win the race named for Phillip and to make it a day out. I've thrown all the horses I have ready to race at the moment into the program.

"Keep an eye out for the hot pink colours as they go past the winning post."

Jarvis will spread the riding work between evergreen jockey Stephen Traecey and his former heavyweight apprentice Nicholas Perrett.

In the case of Perrett, there's another connection to weekend winner Plateau Gold. Perrett's partner Cody McPherson also did her apprenticeship with the Jarvis stable and won on Plateau Gold at her first Brisbane ride in 2012.

"When I legged up Kasie Stanley on Saturday, it was also her first city ride and I told her the story about Cody winning on the horse," the trainer said.

"It's pretty unique and I know both girls will remember the day all their lives.

"And another thing ... both got me to stop at McDonald's for a big feed on the way home and I'll be finding Maccas' wrappers in the car for weeks, I reckon."

The Dorrigo-based owners were thrilled by the Plateau Gold victory and are dreaming big dreams for the future.

"He's not as easy horse to train and has had a bad run through injury.

"After a freshen up, he'll try to win his second Bat Out Of Hell Sprint at the Gold Coast next month.

"There's even talk he could start at Group One level in The Galaxy in the autumn but I feel the Kirby Handicap at the Grafton July carnival would be more his thing."

The race record for Plateau Gold is seven wins from 14 starts with prize money of $174,950.

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