Jye eyeing another big pay day in All-Star Mile
Jye McNeil would certainly have earned the huge payday on offer if he can notch another big-race win in Saturday’s $5 million All-Star Mile at The Valley.
Jockeys are entitled to five per cent of any prizemoney their mounts win. The winning rider will earn $112,500 before tax and expenses for about 100 seconds work in the All-Star Mile.
That amount would sit snugly in McNeil’s bank account next to the $220,000 the young father earned for his Melbourne Cup win on Twilight Payment and last Saturday’s $45,000 cheque for his victory on Homesman in the Australian Cup.
“It’s been great so far so hopefully it can continue,” McNeil said.
But McNeil will have to pull out one of the best rides of his career to get the $51 chance Greysful Glamour over the line in the All-Star Mile.
The Mark Newnham-trained mare was always among the top 10 in the All-Star Mile voting but struggled when resuming in the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes at Flemington.
Greysful Glamour will take on nine Group 1 winners in the All-Star Mile but McNeil said her front-running racing style was the mare’s best asset in such a strong race.
“It’s going to be much tougher to win this race,” McNeil said.
“She’ll be in front for a long way anyway.
“It will take the luck out of equation. She’ll make her own luck.
“And you just never know with The Valley with how it plays and what happens so we’ll just have to do our best.”
Greysful Glamour will jump from barrier 11.