Seberate, ridden by Lewis German, wins at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos/Natasha Morello)
Lewis German won his first race for the Lindsay Park team for more than a year when he was called up to partner Myer Giftorium Handicap (1400m) winner Seberate at Flemington on Saturday.
Initially apprenticed to the Lindsay Park stable, the 22-year-old apprentice explained he moved to Cranbourne to ride about a year ago to pursue more freelance opportunities, but that the offer to ride Seberate was gratefully received.
"I’ve actually won on his horse before at Flemington and I’ve ridden a lot of winners for David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, so its great to win another race for them," German said.
"I’ve had a little bit of spell riding for them after being apprenticed to them until about 12 months ago.’’
Seberate was German’s 17th winner for the season and the young rider was hopeful it could kick-start a winning run over the summer months.
"I’ve got a year of my time left and I could extend it if I want, but I think if I can get the right rides on these big stables over the summer, I’ll be alright," he said.
WATCH: Seberate wins at Flemington
He explained how he managed to find his way back in the Lindsay Park camp.
"They rang me," he said.
"Lachie Neindorf could have ridden it but he got suspended and Lachie King could have ridden it but he had another ride (King Magnus), which I just beat, so it was very good to ride for them again."
After a battle with King Magnus, Seberate got the upper hand late to score by a long head with Wicklow Town a length and three quarters away in third place.
Co-trainer Ben Hayes was pleased with his riding engagement.
"I have to give full credit to (Lewis) German," Hayes said.
"He rode him very well. Really put him into the race and made him race today which is good to see and the blinkers made him more focused. It was a great result."
As for his future as a rider, German said he would like to better utilise his city claim.
"I’ll probably extend my apprenticeship and have a real crack at trying to outride my city claim," he said.