I want to show everyone what I am capable of in the saddle – Renardo McNaughton

Observer writer

Friday, August 17, 2018

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Jockey Renardo McNaughton returned to the saddle after sitting out for nearly a year and booted home a rare winner in the 12-1 shot Señor Kwanzi at Caymanas Park on Saturday (August 11, 2018) to lift his competitive spirit for a more promising end to the racing season. McNaughton was sidelined due to a broken ankle.

In a bold statement following his Saturday victory, McNaughton indicated that he will be using the win as an immediate call upon trainers to provide him with more quality rides...“to let me show the fans what I am capable of achieving in the saddle”.

This is what he further stated about his return and the win.

“Returning to competitive riding after sitting out for one whole year with a broken ankle is a joy to me, but to celebrate the return with a win makes the return even sweeter,” McNaughton said shortly after reacquainting himself with the winner's enclosure.

“Even though I am just coming back from an injury, I am working in the mornings to be fit so that I can attract more winning rides, so for the rest of the year you can look for me. But for certain next year, as then I will be far more competitive to attract more winning rides,” McNaughton promised.

McNaughton said that he was confident coming into the race aboard Señor Kwanzi.

“I was very confident coming into this race as I had this horse as a winner. I have been working him in the mornings. I know how he moves and I came for this race. By the time I reached the half mile I knew I had the race won, because it is from this point he was trained to make his move. Even though there were horses ahead, I had all the confidence that I would have won the race as he is a fit horse,” he said.

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