CHEEKY NUGGET Breaks His Maiden

Jul 12, 2021

Having run a second and a third in his two previous starts, Cheeky Nugget broke through for a win at his fifth career start at Newcastle on Saturday.

Ridden by Austin Racing's apprentice and regular rider Julia Presits, Cheeky Nugget started at the luxury odds of $21 on the Heavy 8.

After jumping well from barrier 1, Julia chose to camp behind the leader in third position over the 1400m, making her move as the field fanned out on straightening.

Having to negotiate a path around the tiring leader halfway up the straight, Cheeky Nugget moved up to challenge the two new leaders, with Julia outgunning the more experienced riders Christian Reith and Reece Jones in the drive to the line.

Congratulations to his owner, Mr Ribeiro!