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Bulent Muhcu’s Australian Debut

06 / 08 / 2011 Article by: Editor

There are eight thoroughbred races on the card at The TOTE Racing Centre at Mowbray on Sunday with Walter McShane’s new apprentice having his first ride in Australia in the last.

Turkish jockey Bulent Muhcu now resides with the master trainer at Broadmarsh. Before arriving in Australia Muhcu had ridden two winners from thirty starts in the United States and one in Turkey.

McShane thinks that his latest apprentice could be the next ‘big thing’ for Tasmanian racing and joked that the good looking young turk could be just what racing needs to lure the girls back to the race track!

Muhcu is aboard the Brendan Mcshane trained Weaver Boy in the last, who has some chance especially if the going is soft. Weaver Boy’s full brother Geejayhaitch scored another impressive Victorian win on Wednesday, this time at Mornington over 3000 metres.

The last race at Mowbray also provides the opportunity for the Troy Blacker trained Tranquil Lass to go one better than her last start second to Lavaca. She was a very smart two year old winning two races for Charlie Goggin, but went amiss for a couple of years, then won her first race for Blacker four weeks ago.

Tranquil Lass is part owned by prominent owner and breeder Terry Clarke and will be ridden by Rebecca Williams.