'Go for the annual', says champion jockey

By Tim Auld
Updated April 27 2022 - 7:06am, first published 4:30am
FOCUSSED: Steven Pateman is a regular rider at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. Picture: Ross Holburt/Racing Photos

CHAMPION jumps jockey Steve Pateman has urged top trainer Ciaron Maher to consider running Bit Of A Lad in the $350,000 Grand Annual Steeplechase next Thursday after the eight-year-old put in a faultless jumping school at Warrnambool on Wednesday.