Tahlia Hope returns to the mounting yard after winning the Sweeney Real Estate Agents Handicap at Moonee Valley Racecourse on June 13, 2020 in Moonee Ponds, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

FORMER Broadford resident and Seymour apprentice jockey, Tahlia Hope has travelled the countryside in the past month with success.

On February 9, Hope was aboard the Dan McCarthy-trained Luna Hero at Sandown Hillside for an all-the-way win.

Four days later she flew to Hobart to take out the group three $250,000 Hobart Cup with a super ride aboard the Mitch Freedman-trained Ho Ho Khan, at $5.50 odds.

At Bendigo on February 19, Hope was aboard Rosenstrasse, $8.50, for John Moloney.
Coming from the rear of the field, Hope came with a well-timed run to win by three and a quarter lengths.

Two days later she journeyed to Terang and was successful aboard the Mitch Freedman-trained Danny’s Sparkle, $3.80.

Ho Ho Khan found the 61 kilograms a bit too much in the group three $250,000 Launceston Cup with Hope again aboard, having to give the Simon Wilde-trained Aurora’s Symphony seven kilograms.

On Saturday, Hope made it three city winners in as many states when she flew to South Australia for Freedman aboard Zorro’s Dream, paying $3, at Morphettville.

Hope, who was seen riding in jumpouts the previous day at Kilmore for her father Shannon and ‘pop’ Lee Hope, will complete her apprenticeship at the end of this month.