FIGUEROA AND GOMEZ
Paul Peter’s new Peruvian jockey Carlos Herrera Gomez didn’t waste any time making his mark locally, as he brought Angelic home to a comfortable win in the fourth at Turffontein today.
That was only his third ride in SA, and his low, crouching style was rather reminiscent of his local mentor, former top rider Guilermo ‘Willy’ Figueroa.
Gomez said little post race, largely due to language limitations.
Trainer Peter was more forthcoming.
“It’s so exciting. He’s done really well in Peru, and we were very happy to get him. Thank you to Willy Figueroa, who rides work with him, and also acts as the translator” were how he summed it up post race.