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'I am more than able' - Young female jockey looking to make her mark

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey

Despite her failure to record a victory from 11 mounts so far, female apprentice jockey Abigail Able, is remaining confident that she will soon past the winning post in front.

Able along with fellow jockeys Tamicka Lawrence and Samantha Fletcher are all waiting on their first victory in saddle, since they started riding on September 29th.

However, Able, whose best finish in the saddle so far was a third place ride aboard BULLA, two weeks ago, said she remains committed and focussed to her trade, despite her limited success so far.

“I will be passing that winning post in front very soon and so just look for me,” said Able. “It (win) is coming, because I can feel it and so I don’t feel any way."

She added that she has been improving a lot in the saddle and is determined to continue working on and improving her craft.

"I am feeling like a normal jockey because I have seen a lot of improvements in myself so far in the saddle,” she said.

Able also pointed out that she has received a lot of encouragement and advice from the trainers and male jockeys at Caymanas Park.

“I always wanted to matchup with the male riders and so it is normal for me and so I am just trying to do my best at all times whenever I go out on the track,” Able said.

“They (male riders and trainders) have been giving me a lot of advise about how to do certain things and I am very grateful for that, because it has helped me a lot,” she said.

Able have not secured any rides on tomorrow’s 10 race card at Caymanas Park.