Defending champion Adam Durrant has closed the gap on Grant Williams as the battle for Perth’s Leading Trainer continues to hot up.

Carry The Nation propelled the Karnup horseman to within three wins of the lead after his mini upset victory at Ascot on Saturday.

Despite meeting a small field of five and holding a solid second-up record, the Blackfriars gelding commenced the $9.50 outsider.

He flew the flag proudly for Durrant’s team after stable mates, Dragonlead, Merrijig and Drumnoorum missed the placings,

Williams did not add to his total, enjoying a rare Saturday absence with none of his powerful team engaged for the meeting.

A frustrating afternoon for Neville Parnham who ran five placings.  He shares third position with Simon Miller who advanced after Fuld’s Bet led all the way.

Grant Williams 36
Adam Durrant 33
Neville Parnham 17
Simon Miller 17
david Harrison 16

Lucy Warwick cemented second position behind William Pike in the Jockey’s title after a riding double.

Warwick’s two rides netted full results after she combined with Fred Kersley’s Lite’n In My Veins and Saker.

Pat Carbery went without a victory but maintains third position with 18 ½ wins, surpassing his 18 victories from season 2014-15.

William Pike 60
Lucy Waarwick 31
Pat Carbery 18.5
Clint Johnston-Porter 17
Jake Casey 15

Little separates Clint Johnston-Porter and Jake Casey who look set to fight out the Apprentice race.

Lucy Warwick 21
Clint Johnston-Porter 17
Jake Casey 15
Jordan Turner 8
Aaron Mitchell 7