It might have been two days after Christmas but Kylie Deane received the perfect gift at Geraldton on Sunday.
The first season trainer celebrated her first double when she prepared Hussarik and Mr Momont to upset wins.
Hussarik ended his maiden status after 12 starts while Mr Momont proved there was still life left in his six-year-old legs after previous stints with Gordon Spowart and Murray Sharp.
Hussarik, who returned $17.30 and Mr Momont, racing first-up for Deane, $26.90, were virtually ignored by punters.
Deane, a qualified teacher, turned her hand to training after performing a host of duties at the Geraldton Turf Club including clerk of the course, barrier attendant and race day secretary.
Despite a non racing background her foray into thoroughbred training was nurtured and fostered by prominent Geraldton trainer’s Gordon Spowart and Kat Richter.
Also lending a support role has been Deane’s partner, Shaun Ainsworth, a track rider at Geraldton for the past 15 years.
Hussarik, who scored by a length from favourite, Pseudo Sky and Mr Momont, an easy 2 3/4 length winner over Solitary Miss, gave Dean her fourth win for the season after she scored previously with Babieca Noire and Enmore Miss.
Meanwhile Esperance will forever hold fond memories for apprentice, Chelsi Forder, who rode her first winner aboard Lookatim Go.
Forder, daughter of current jockey, Mark Forder, rated the Dave Casey-trained gelding perfectly and skipped clear to win comfortably.
Forder claimed her milestone victory at just her sixth ride and second meeting after she debuted at Geraldton on December 17.
The 4kg claiming apprentice, indentured to Casey, was of seven female jockey’s to salute on the eight race Esperance card.