Jockey Mark Forder capped of a successful Newman programme when he rode Junior Soprano to a runaway victory in the BHP Billiton Iron Ore $25,000 Newman Cup (2100m).
The Ray Malpass-trained Junior Soprano, sent out the punters elect at $3.70, scored by a dominant 3 ¾ lengths from Nike Heir with Stokehouse close up in third position.
Junior Soprano improved to go one better after finishing second to Viscount Cameron in last year’s feature when in the hands of Shane Harcourt.
Forder landed a riding treble after earlier wins to McDonald in the second feature race, the $15,000 Savannah Engineering Sprint (1200m) and Neogene in the opener.
Forder shared the riding honours with Lisa Bivemark who saluted with First Lot, Hula Rock and Thinking Thunder.
The Junction meeting was dominated by jockey Peta Edwards and trainer Noel Pateman who combined to score a hat trick of wins.
Faslight, Great Kissa and Lordsea scored solid victories.
The Elders-Junction Cup (1900m) was taken out by Land Down Under, ridden by Thomas Yeung and handled by Michelle Vallentine, who upset the favourite Destiny’s Design.
Jockey Vanessa Arnott won Kununurra’s two main features, the $9,000 Leslie King-Ladies Bracelet (1100m) and the $10,000 KI Group Handicap (1800m).
Rock Jester, for Jason Manning, sprinted home sharply from the turn while Dick Leech’s Ripley Glen outlasted Dashagh, the second-leg of a Leech double.
Trainer Peter Fernie cemented his lead in Kalgoorlie premiership honours following victories to Mr Vadim and Sonny Biscay.
Fernie, with 23 wins for the season, leads Dean Nazzari by five who remained in touch after preparing Diamond Dane to an upset win.
Diamond Dane, racing first up for the Nazzari stable, ran 13th of 14 to Fanicio at his previous outing at Belmont on August 25.
Right on Nazzari’s tail and one behind is Aaron Bazeley who combined with his wife, Misty, to post victories with In The Mood and Toss’n’Spin.