The battle for honours in Kalgoorlie’s Leading Trainer title has tightened after Helen Harding made inroads with a double on Sunday.
Harding advanced to 10 wins and trails leader Pat Bermingham Jnr by two after victories to Foxy Commander and Saxon Coast.
Foxy Commander, formerly with Jeremy Easthope and Simon Miller in Perth, held firm to land her first win on the goldfields.
Saxon Coast, another newcomer to the Harding stable, atoned after running last of nine at his previous appearance on June 8.
The son of Saxon, who held top form earlier with one win and two placings, got the better of Exclusive Honour to win by a half-head.
Promising mare Goldbo continues to shine for trainer Paul Smythe when she overcame an awkward draw to win the Goldfields Laundry Handicap (1760m).
The daughter of Carpanetto looks a nice type and delivered for punters after being sent out a warm favourite.
Ridden by Misty Bazeley, she turned for home in front and held out the fast-finishing Atheli by a half-head.
If not for a close second to Diamond Deal on debut in April Goldbo would hold an unblemished record from her three starts.
It was brother versus brother at Broome on Saturday with Sean Casey and Davey Casey completing a training treble.
Sean got the programme off to a flyer when Jollie Femme, previously in the care of George Daly, led from barrier to post.
The Murtajill filly relished her first going on the red dirt after trailing the field by 17 lengths when she last raced at Pinjarra on Anzac Day.
Noname City upset favourites Acorns and Star Crest while There’snoonesosasy, ridden by Sean’s son, Jake, led throughout.
Dave Casey, in combination with rider Nathan Stanley, enjoyed success with the inform Danreign, Delta Jane and Flying Solo.
Holly Locke broke the Casey dominance when Charlie D’Unicorn, the rank outsider, defied recent form with a front-running win.
The Casey brothers are locked together with six wins apiece in Broome’s Leading Trainer title.
Peter Dellar’s Incoherent took out the main feature at Roebourne but it was stable mate Eye’s Don’t Lie that grabbed the focus.
The Tiger Hill gelding, sent straight to the front by jockey Fiona Bell, set a new track record time when winning by eight lengths.
Trainer Martin Hughes said he will set The Cat for July’s $30,000 Marble Bar Cup after the seven-year-olds strong win in the first.