Huxtable felt he was already on the way to being a top rider before moving to Queensland but says being around Munce has allowed him to add a few more strings to his bow.
“Chris has been great for me, he has done nothing but look after me and care for me,” Huxtable said.
“He has always been one to push until you get to where he wants me to be ability wise, I would like to think I could ride all right before I came here but he has really helped me along as a apprentice going into becoming a senior rider.
“The way that I read races, reading horses racing patterns and analysing things, that is where Chris has helped me the most.”
For an up-and-coming hoop, Huxtable is unusually tall in the jockey’s room in Brisbane, standing around 176cms.
The lightest he can ride is 55kgs and says he finds it very hard to maintain his weight, focusing on his recovery and looking after himself the best he can.
At 176cms, Huxtable is hopeful that he has finished growing, having turned 21, and says the next year or so will determine how long his riding career can last.
He hopes to be riding for the rest of his working life but says his weight and height will always be a concern looking into his long-term future.
There will be two apprentice races at Doomben on Wednesday, including a NARS heat, where a $5000 bonus will also be paid to the winning trainer of each respective race.
The fourth race from Doomben on Wednesday, the Class 1 Plate over 1350 metres, and the sixth event, a Class 3 Plate over 1200 metres, will be the NARS races for the day.
A handful of Queensland apprentices will be riding in the race, with Huxtable Queensland’s nominated rider to score points towards the final tally.
On the NARS series, Victoria is on top of the leader board with 14 points, with Queensland in second place on eight points and South Australia only one point behind in third position.
Queensland is hosting the third leg of the series before it ends at Ladbrokes Park in Melbourne on June 16.
The NARS was first staged in 2008 and is Australia’s premier competition for apprentice jockeys with points awarded in each leg of the series.
The winner receives seven points while five points are awarded to the second horse, three points to the third placegetter while two points go to the fourth horse home.
All unplaced riders received one point each.