Tayla Childs

Apprentice jockey Tayla Childs (Image: Racing Photos)

Childs chasing unlikely Valley win

Tayla Childs doesn't really remember Sunline blitzing her rivals by seven lengths in the 2000 Cox Plate.

She was only four years old when her father, champion jockey Greg Childs, piloted the star Kiwi mare to her second-straight win in the famous race but she grew up with the stories, images and vision from that day.

On Sunday, Childs will get her first chance to ride at the track her father made his own when The Valley hosts a transferred meeting that was originally programmed for Ballarat.

The 1500-metre maiden in which she rides $51 chance Henry's Reward is a far cry from the weight-for-age championship of Australasia - Sunday's meeting is not even metropolitan class - but for the 24-year-old, it's a moment she and her family will cherish.

"I had to double check to make sure I was reading it right," Childs said.

"To have a four-kilogram claimer riding at The Valley, I don't think that's very common so I'm very excited to have the opportunity to ride one there.

"I was only three or four when Sunline was winning her Cox Plates so I don't remember much at all but we would always relive it with the memorabilia at home.

"Dad definitely doesn't let us forget about those days.

"He's very excited for me to be riding there - he actually called me to make sure that it was happening and it wasn't a mistake - and he'll definitely be giving me some pointers like he always does in his rides.

"I'm lucky enough to have his saddle that he used when he won the 2000 Cox Plate on Sunline so I might be able to use that."

WATCH: Tayla Childs wins her first race on Reine Happy

Childs, who is the twin sister of Blue Diamond-winning jockey Jordan Childs, notched her first career win when she steered Reine Happy to an all-the-way victory at Bendigo last Friday.

She went within a nose of doubling her tally when Imperial Lad was edged out by Naukawa, who was ridden by Damien Oliver, at Sale on Thursday.