Bound For Love helps extend lead

Jul 22, 2016

Jeff Lloyd is still not counting his chickens despite moving 3½ wins clear of Jim Byrne in the race for the Brisbane metropolitan jockeys premierships with just three meetings to go.

It took the 55-year-old Lloyd, who suffered a stroke at the Sunshine Coast races in 2013, until the last race of the day at the Gold Coast yesterday to strike a blow as he bids to become the oldest jockey to win the Brisbane premiership.

Gold Coast-based Lloyd booted home Bound For Love for local trainer Toby Edmonds in the Class 1 Handicap (1300m) to take his tally of city winners to 75 for the season.

But the veteran hoop doesn’t believe that the title is his just yet despite firming with bookmakers to win the premiership.

“I’m never home until it’s finished and you can ride four in a day can’t you,” Lloyd said.

Bound For Love’s win also increased Edmonds’ lead to six over Bryan Guy in the Gold Coast trainers premiership with one local meeting to go.

News: Gold Coast Bulletin, Pictures: Natasha Wood/Trackside Photography