Jimmy Choux a Winning Freak
Hastings jockey Jonathan Riddell “is actually making some money after years of racing for scraps,” Andrew Eddy writes for The Age. Earlier this month, a cheque of $65, was deposited into his account after the colt Jimmy Choux won the New Zealand Derby, and on March 26, the 2m Rosehill Guineas in Sydney. “I wanted to make some money and so far, I can’t complain,” Riddell said. “There is no money in our [New Zealand] jumps racing and very little money in our racing at all unless you’ve got one like him [Jimmy Choux].” Jimmy Choux’s trainer is John Bary, who indeed likes talking about his horse. And why not? He is New Zealand’s most exciting prospect for years and could even be sent to Royal Ascot to race in June. “I think we just have a freak on our hands,” Bary said. Jimmy Choux is owned by New Zealanders Liz and Richard Wood. The three-year-old next races the AJC Australian Derby.