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.


Williams 62
Durrant-Miller 43
Simon Miller 42
Parnham 31
Morton 21
Taylor 18
Warwick 17
Kersley 15
Mathews 13
Smith 12

Pike 85
B.Parnham 37
Mitchell 33
Noske 32
C.Parnham 21
Tan 19
Azzopardi 19
Carbery 18
Harvey 18
Johnston-Porter 18

Mitchell 33
Tan 19
Johnston-Porter 18
Turner 13
Jake Casey 08
Bonner 05
Mollie Clarke 05
Witten 05
Fitzgerald 04
Stone 03