Grant and Alana Williams extended their lead on the trainer’s premiership after Ripper Rio scored a neck win over North Ridge.
The husband and wife combination have trained 62 city winners for the season, 19 clear of their next rivals, Geoff Durrant and Jason Miller.
Miller and Durrant had high hopes with Touch Of Silver and Majinika, but the two favourites finished unplaced.
Simon Miller narrowed the gap on second position after a race-to-race double with Rubia Miss and Caipirinha.
William Pike has the jockey’s title parcelled up, but the battle for second is tight with four wins separating Brad Parnham and Aaron Mitchell.
Parnham enhanced his ascendancy when he gave Ripper Rio and Grey Enigma perfect runs.
Mitchell has a commanding lead in the Apprentice trophy.
Simon Miller 42
Jake Casey 08
Mollie Clarke 05