Grylls hoping for further opportunity

Kiwi rider Bridget Grylls is hoping a win in Sunday’s Ultrasigns Maiden Plate at Pakenham, could provide a springboard to greater opportunities in Victoria.

Brazen Princess was Grylls’ second winner since relocating across the Tasman with partner Joe Waldron, who trains at Mornington, but hopes it is not her last.

“When my partner moved to Melbourne from New Zealand, I just followed and I didn’t want to give up riding because I enjoy it too much, so I thought I may as well give it another crack in Victoria,” Grylls said.

“It is quite hard just with the number of jockeys and how competitive it is, but it is good to be here and I’m enjoying the racing.

“I’m just trying to ride as much work as I can. It’s just so competitive. You’ve just got to do the best that you can and the opportunities I am getting I’m trying my hardest on.”

Brazen Princess was the first winner for 27-year-old Grylls since guiding Misscino to victory for Kyneton trainer Helen White at Warracknabeal on May 16.

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