Schofield on lucky streak


Glyn Schofield hopes to top a good week with Carry Me Bluey at Warwick Farm today.

Glyn Schofield hopes to top a good week with Carry Me Bluey at Warwick Farm today.

Glyn Schofield has already had cause for two celebrations this week.

And, with a decent ride in the feature race at Warwick Farm today, there is a chance of one more.

In a week when his daughter, Whitney, revealed her engagement to jockey Nathan Berry, Schofield, who turned 46 yesterday, rides Carry Me Bluey in the $100,000 Australia Day Cup. Whitney and Berry became engaged during a recent holiday to her home country of South Africa.

Their union will add yet more riding blood to a family already steeped in it, highlighted by Schofield's son, Chad, who was champion apprentice in Sydney last season and is now making an excellent fist of an opportunity in Victoria with David Hayes.

Today's Warwick Farm meeting will be the first time Schofield and Berry have ridden against each since the engagement.

The pair will face off in five races but the biggest bragging rights will come in the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400 metres).

Berry rides Tullamore for Gai Waterhouse while Schofield will be on the former Queenslander Carry Me Bluey.

Schofield will be chasing successive wins in the feature, which he claimed last year aboard the Chris Waller-trained Wazn.

Carry Me Bluey was a last-start winner over 2100 metres at Eagle Farm under 58.5 kilograms and drops 4.5 kilograms today.

He is untried over today's journey but Schofield believes his latest win is a good pointer.

"The 2100 [metres] at Eagle Farm is probably a stiff test as well ... and he's done it under a big weight," Schofield said.

Schofield is also excited to reunite with the Mark de Montfort-trained That's A Good Idea in the Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap (1300 metres) as the gelding was scratched last weekend.

"I don't think it was anything major. Mark thought there had been a few hot days and he might have been a bit jaded from all that heat so it wasn't a bad idea to give it a miss," Schofield said.

The most fancied of Schofield's six Warwick Farm rides will be the Bjorn Baker-trained Havana Rey, a short-priced favourite to win the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1600 metres).

Havana Rey clashes with the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fast Clip, a Group 2 and Group 3 winner. AAP


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