By Glenn Davis
Gold Coast trainer Angela Plumb hopes to raise the bar to the Magic Millions carnival at the Gold Coast in January if Sugar Sizzle completes a hat-trick of wins at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
Plumb and jockey Ryan Plumb became the first brother-sister combination to win in the metropolitan area in Queensland when Sugar Sizzle was successful at the Gold Coast on August 18.
A large family entourage greeted the Plumbs in the winner’s stall, including their mother Janet.
“Unfortunately, only my Dad (Lyle) will make the trip to the Sunny Coast as Mum works for the Gold Coast club on race days and can’t make it this time,” Plumb said.
Plumb is confident Sugar Sizzle will be highly competitive again when the filly steps out in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1400m).
“She’s improved a lot since her last run and her work is good,” Plumb said.
“We intend to ride her the same way and it’s the same distance and a similar race.
“Hopefully, she can do it again.”
The Plumb name is well known in Queensland racing as their grandfather Lyle was a jockey and trainer as was their father, Lyle junior.
Their uncle Myles also was a former champion apprentice in Queensland and rode five winners in a day at Randwick before becoming a trainer overseas.
Myles Plumb rides trackwork for Gold Coast trainer Gillian Heinrich and is recovering after undergoing ligament surgery following a recent track fall.
Angela Plumb is following the family tradition as a successful trainer and is rapidly making a name for herself training at the Gold Coast while Ryan won last season’s Gold Coast jockeys’ premiership.
She is hoping her recent good fortunes will result in a bigger stable clientele.
“I only had three in work when Sugar Sizzle won at the Gold Coast but I’m up to five now with another two coming into my stable,” she said.
“I’m always looking for more horses and I’ve got plenty of room in the stables.
“If Sugar Sizzle can win again on Saturday I plan to spell her and get her ready for either the Magic Millions Guineas or the Magic Millions Fillies and Mares race.”
Sugar Sizzle is part of the Aquis Farm program “Run To Win”.
“Aquis Farm have a program called Run To Win and they lease their horses out to clients and keep a share themselves,” Plumb said.
“Ultimately, she’ll end up as a broodmare at Aquis Farm.”
Racing Queensland webnews August 31