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stole the show with a win­ning tre­ble on

and but the rac­ing in­dus­try owes him for his crowd in­ter­ac­tion. Af­ter race 1 he high-fived two lit­tle boys on the way back to the jock­eys’ rooms and af­ter he won on Al Galayel he jumped the fence to take pho­tos with six pun­ters.

took ad­van­tage of fel­low ap­pren­tice

sus­pen­sion, re­plac­ing him on four rides for Lind­say Park and scor­ing a back-to-back win­ning dou­ble for them with and

King said he was thrilled to have been given the op­por­tu­nity to ride smart horses and hoped it would prove to be his spring­board into sum­mer. King has rid­den 13 city win­ners and this was his sec­ond Satur­day dou­ble.

THE Hayes’ fam­ily’s bond with the West­ern Bull­dogs was strength­ened at The Val­ley yes­ter­day. Eight days af­ter

was drafted to the West­ern Bull­dogs, for­mer cham­pion of that club and Brown­low medal­list

was in the own­er­ship group of Five King­dom and track­side as it ran to vic­tory. It is Lib­er­a­tore’s first horse. paid trib­ute to his mare who stretched her win­ning se­quence to four when suc­cess­ful in the Spendthrift Aus­tralia Hand­i­cap (1000m).

“Not too many win four in a row and not many would have gone from Bench­mark 58 to a Bench­mark 84,” Ed­wards said.

Fill The Flute was bought for $7000 as a pad­dock mate by Ed­wards’ son although her value has in­creased in re­cent weeks af­ter her half brother

won the VRC Derby. Ed­wards said he was thrilled when he saw the top­weights didn’t claim as he was al­ways go­ing to use

3kg claim. THERE was a touch of deja vu in the next race when led through­out to win, also rid­den by a fe­male ap­pren­tice in

Our Luca has won five of his past six starts, in­clud­ing three at The Val­ley for trainer was sus­pended for nine meet­ings af­ter his win­ning ride on af­ter shift­ing in on top of



can win they will book a ticket to next year’s Jeri­cho Cup.


Two-year-olds with lots of up­side. Fin­ished off nicely. Christ­mas Hand­i­cap or Stan­dish Hand­i­cap loom large. You can hate on him all you want for some of his rides, but Craig Wil­liams goes hands and shoul­ders above any jockey for the fans. Jumped two fences for the boys for pho­tos be­fore run­ning off to change for the last THEPROFITS @TheProfit­sComAu

Lach­lan King ( black cap) guides Five King­dom to vic­tory at The Val­ley. Pic­ture: VINCE CALIGIURI/ GETTY IMAGES

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