Chris Munce Learning Trainer’s Trade
Jockey turned trainer Chris Munce is assembling a larger stable of two-year-olds as he applies the same competitive nature he had on the track to the process of preparing gallopers.
Since abandoning the saddle in January 2015, his best runner has been Wicked Intent. Munce recently won at Doomben with juvenile filly Snow Fields to give him 14 metro winners for the year. He is currently 10th on the rankings list for Brisbane trainers and is looking forward to the 2016 – 2017 season and an attempt to finish further up the ladder.
Munce reports that he is still learning the training business. For someone who spent so much time in the saddle to admit that he is essentially reprising the role of an apprentice is refreshingly candid.
Snow Field won for the first time in her six starts and has been going up against top juveniles. She is gradually lengthening her distance and it seems as though Munce is trying to make an Oaks horse out of her.
Munce’s other top runner this season has been two-year-old Nicconi Leggera. His stable is increasing from four to 15 two-year-olds, a rate of growth that has caused him to stable some horses at Eagle Farm and others at Caloundra.