By Glenn Davis
Former hairdresser Jackie Crompton is hoping Iced can clip his opponent’s wings when the gelding chases his third win this campaign at Toowoomba on Friday.
Iced lines up in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Class 2 Handicap (1200m) and Crompton is confident he’ll again prove hard to beat.
Iced has won two of his last three appearances and has never missed a place in eight starts for Crompton.
Iced will be ridden by apprentice Zoe White whose indentures were transferred to Crompton this week.
“Zoe joined my stable last Monday and this is her first ride as my apprentice,” Crompton said.
“She won on him at Warwick at his previous start.”
Iced was bred by Crompton and her husband Wayne and has been a good money spinner winning more than $64,000 to date with two wins and six placings.
The son of Better Than Ready won his maiden at Toowoomba on December 7 before placing in Class One grade two weeks later at the same track.
At his last start, Crompton took him to nearby Warwick where he produced a strong finish to win over 1200 metres in a Class One race on January 11.
Crompton took out a trainers’ licence 18 years ago and combined training early in her career with working as a fulltime hairdresser at her former Shear Perfection hairdresser salon at Pittsworth, outside Toowoomba.
“I sold the salon about eight years ago to have a baby and I now work at Edwards Saddleworld in Toowoomba,” Crompton said.
“I’ve got nine horses in work so I can only work part time.”
Her best horse to date was Stakes placegetter Double Impact who won more than $526,000 with nine wins and 16 placings from 75 starts before retiring two years ago to join the show jumping circuit.
Double Impact won the Just Raced category in the second series of the Channel 7 program Jump Off late last year.
Crompton has been in fine form with her small team and is chasing her third win from her past five starters.
“Iced has done everything right since his Warwick win and if he can win this, we might look at taking him to Brisbane for a three-year-old race,” she said.
“He’s stepping up from a Class One to a Class Two but it’s against his own age and he drops one kilo on his last win.”
Racing Queensland webnews January 23