Jarrad Noske and Troy Turner continued their good form in the saddle with quality wins on Express Service and Trustee Brown respectively.
Noske won both the feature Magic Million races at Ascot yesterday (scoring on Dan Morton’s Camporella later in the day) adding to his midweek treble and double.
Express Service raced in second position throughout before putting paid to the filly Passion Cantata in the home straight in the RM Williams–Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy (1400m).
Saturday Skies (Peter Knuckey) had trailed Express Service throughout and had his chances but was never going to run down the Darren McAuliffe trained galloper,who, ridden right out by Noske, had a clear two length margin on the post.
Zedspiel (Ryan Hill) was a short neck away in third place.
Eddie Rigg , syndicate manager and PR committeeman,said Express Service was known as Atlas or Hercules because he was tough and fast, taking after his dam Lip Service (by Marooned).
Rigg said although the horse was quick he felt he was a staying prospect and that he could well be a WA Derby prospect.
Noske has ridden the son of Danehill Express in all three of his victories (from 13 starts) but his association with that galloper and all others has come to a temporary close , courtesy off a 22 day suspension imposed by the stewards.
TURNER IN ANOTHER TOP RIDE: In a thrilling three horse finish Trustee Brown who has been knocking on the door in recent starts prevailed from Miss Tipsy Topsy and Dreamaway, in the Detonator Stakes (1800m).
The way Troy Turner is riding he could win on a broomstick and he proved it in this race.
Turner had his charge in third position throughout, perched liked a vulture, behind Mega Steel and Huegill while also keeping Dreamaway (Shaun O’Donnell) pocketed on his inside as they rounded the turn.
O’Donnell. not to be denied, charged through between Huegill and the tiring pacemaker, Mega Steel, and the pair slugged it out with Miss Tipsy Topsy (Jason Whiting) chiming in down the outside in a great fight with a short head and a nose separating the three.
But it was Turner that kept his charge going and Trustee Brown refused to yield the fight to his two challengers when it seemed he would be over run.
Trainer Stephen Miller said Trustee Brown had thrived in this campaign, loved beach work and was genuinely a happy horse
“He is one of those versatile horses that can race anywhere, front, middle or rear. I think the Bunbury Stakes (1400m) will suit him but he definitely will not race further than the 1800m he did today.”
CHRIS LANDS HIS FIRST : You always remember your first kiss and city win and young Chris Parnham did it the easy way on Dueton –out in front all the way and a convincing winner at the finish.
The Eric Wake trained galloper drubbed Grand Palace and Culprit and kept the great winning run of owners Lex and Shirley Piper, going.
Parnham copped a reprimand from stewards for for making a celebratory gesture with his whip approaching the winning post. Maybe the kid has been watching Glen Boss who does the proverbial foxtrot in the saddle when he wins a big win.
Big brother, Brad, was also successful on the day with the smart galloper Barnsley Lad.