Regal Power, ridden by William Pike, gets up ahead of Best Of Days (Brad Rawiller) in the 2019 Kirin-Railway Stakes
At 42, Brad Rawiller has made the gutsy move of relocating his family to Western Australia with the aim of securing more opportunities.
A veteran in the riding ranks, Rawiller has ridden over 2800 winners, including 24 Group 1’s, three of them coming in Western Australia.
While his resume speaks for itself, Rawiller is desperate to start his stint in Western Australia in good form to establish himself amongst the riding ranks.
“Nothing is ever easy, but I come to Western Australia in good form and I’ve ridden well here before,” he said.
“It’s a big move and one that I haven’t taken lightly.”
“I know it can be hard to break into new places, but I’m confident I still have plenty of good rides ahead of me.”
Rawiller will partner the Victorian galloper Gailo Chop in the first Group 1 of the season in Western Australia, but they will need some luck after receiving the visitors draw (barrier 20).
The pair will also combine in the Group 1 PeopleStart-Kingston Town Classic in a fortnights time.
Now at ten years-of-age, Gailo Chop wound back the clock last season when he looked the winner at a big price in the Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic before star three-year-old Kay Cee passed him over the concluding stages.
Despite struggling for form since that performance, the stable head into these races with some optimism that he may be able to repeat a performance like that and add to his three Group 1 victories.