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