Riddell booked for Devise

Devise,pictured winning at Trentham, will have a change of rider when she returns to the course tomorrow week.

Devise,pictured winning at Trentham, will have a change of rider when she returns to the course tomorrow week.

Jonathan Riddell will partner Devise in the Gr.1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks at Trentham tomorrow week.

The Awapuni-based jockey has been booked as a result of original rider Jason Waddell copping a careless riding suspension at Avondale on Wednesday.

“It’s unfortunately a bit of history as Jason was supposed to ride Keep The Peace in the Oaks for us and he got suspended and Opie (Bosson) took over and won,” said Devise’s trainer Shaune Ritchie.

“Jason was also narrowly beaten on Zurella when Artistic won.

“It’s a shame the way it’s worked out, but Jonathan isn’t lacking strength or quality when it comes to Group One races.”

— NZ Racing Desk