Riley Mackillop and Ha’czelle JSF.
Wellington, FL (March 12, 2021) – Australia’s Riley Mackillop rode a blazing double clear effort on Wednesday, piloting Ha’czelle JSF (Balta’czar x Melody Van Sint Marteen) to victory in The Ridge at Wellington Turf Tour 10’s $3,000 1.30m Rising Star Classic. Mackillop and Hazel are known for their fleetness of hoof, having also won the $3,000 1.30m Speed Stake at the end of February.
Mackillop and the fleet Ha’czelle JSF owned by Glen Lake Farm put in a brilliant jump-off over the course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. Making excellent use of the beautiful grass fields, Mackillop guided Ha’czelle JSF through a number of tight turns and long gallops in the jump off to finish on 35.626, overtaking the current leader Ireland’s Jordan Coyle and Lisaniska Cool Quality (36.098). Coyle also rode Centriko Volo to third, finishing in 36.783.
“Hazel has been jumping really nicely and she has been really well suited to the courses [on the Turf Tour],” said Mackillop. “She loves jumping on the grass which makes the Turf Tour a great opportunity for us. Being able to come and jump around super courses on beautiful fields against top riders each week is really special.”
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