Sarah Bonner is the new Touchstone Farm Rising Stars leader after booting home Our Mantle at Geraldton’s opening meeting of the season on Thursday.

Bonner controlled the race on the Manner Hill stallion and held at bay late bids from Military Might and Wing Commander to score by just under a length.

Our Mantle, trained by Ron Cowl Jnr, continued a good week for Bonner after she won on Sebring Spy at Northam a day earlier.

The female riders have stolen a march on their male rivals with Bonner, Tayla Stone, Fiona Bell, Kate Witten and Shelby Bowtell filling the first five placings.

The Touchstone Farm Rising Star series continues across the upcoming weekend with points up for grabs at Moora, Leonora, Bunbury and Northam.