Jordan Turner will be out to uphold state pride when he represents Western Australia (WA) in the final leg of the National Apprentice Series at Murray Bridge on Wednesday.
Inaugurated in 2008, the challenge aims to give leading apprentices from across the nation the opportunity to compete with their interstate contemporaries.
Turner joins Clint Johnston-Porter, Randy Tan and Jake Casey who represented Western Australian at Sandown, Doomben and Launceston.
Sarah Bonner earned bragging rights to give Western Australia the lead after guiding Galaxy Son in penultimate leg of the series at Ascot.
Turner and WA’s hopes rest with Token One, a seven-year-old gelding who is making his first appearance since last August.
Token One, prepared by Bill Bogarts, has drawn barrier one in the field of 14, but has just two placings from eight first up attempts.
The son of Real Jester enjoys a record of four wins and 15 placings from 57 starts. He’s previous victory was at Balaklava three starts back.
A maximum seven points will clinch WA the series, five points is allocated for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for all unplaced riders.
The Spry Earthmovers National Apprentice Series Handicap, to be run over 1206m, is race five of an eight event card at Murray Bridge.
Western Australia 19 points
Victoria 17 points
Tasmania 13 points
Queensland 13 points
South Australia 09 points