INSTANT LOVE: Jockey Scott McCullum will forever remember his ride on Red Bohemia, taking her to a maiden on Valentines Day.
INSTANT LOVE: Jockey Scott McCullum will forever remember his ride on Red Bohemia, taking her to a maiden on Valentines Day. Paul Braven GLARACE

Scott takes fancy to quick little filly

SCOTT McCullum left his girlfriend at home in Emerald on Valentine's Day, heading to Gladstone races alone.

Little did he know during the day he would take a fancy to another filly.

He was not out cheating on his girl though, rather finding a winner in his first ride on Red Bohemia in the maiden race at Ferguson Park.

"My girlfriend might be a bit jealous," he joked about Red Bohemia catching his eye.

McCullum does want another ride on the horse though, impressed by what he felt underneath him.

The horse has had an interesting couple of weeks, so McCullum is not sure what the next step is for the new winner.

Heading to the John Manzelmann stable in Mackay, Phil Pengelley stepped in as caretaker for the week after the horse was moved from down south.

"He bought it last Saturday and it came from Brisbane," Pengelley said.

"I have held on to her for now. She has been good."

Manzelmann will be impressed and the Emerald jockey plans on sending back good reports.

On his trip back to Emerald, McCullum may just pick up some roses for his real Valentine.

But then again, she may send him back out riding if the success continues.

"That was my first race for three months," he said. "I have been out riding stock."