New Zealand Group One-winning jockey MIchael McNab showed he will be a force in Queensland with a rails-hugging ride to win on My Giuliano at Doomben.
McNab moved to Queensland six weeks ago to ride for Chris Waller’s Gold Coast stable and while he has ridden four winners he failed to make an immediate impact.
However, McNab showed that what he could do when he shot My Giuliano along the rails to beat Brilliant Jet by 2-3/4 lengths with a short neck to Montauk in the Madison Cleaning Services Handicap (2000m).
Waller’s Queensland Paul Shailer said McNab would start riding a stack of winners.
“The stable has been a bit low-key of late but when we start training winners he will be riding winners. Michael is a very good jockey,” Shailer said.
My Giuliano will stay in Queensland to eventually be set for a crack at the Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) in January.