Former Victorian galloper Unperturbed gave Paul Hunter double reason to celebrate at the completion of Albany’s meeting on Thursday.

Apart from posting the first of what seems like many future wins in Western Australia, it gave Hunter the lead in the Trainer’s premiership battle.

The Danerich gelding was sent out a warm favourite after a slashing first-up second two weeks ago and he didn’t disappoint his supporters.

Giving Mitch Pateman the first-leg of a riding double, Unperturbed put a 1 ¼ length margin over Chengdu with Sultan Pippa third.

Unperturbed, previously with Lee Childs at Cranbourne, the highlight for Hunter after placings to King Louie, Du Printemps and Qingdao.

Pateman, who shared the riding honours with Brad Parnham after his win on Wild Ruby, is in a three way tussle in the Jockey’s premiership.

Sarah Bonner made her move in Leading Apprentice after combining with Do You Do from the rear of the field to overhaul Qingdao.

Paul Hunter 5
Steve Wolfe 4
Roy Rogers 3
Darren McAuliffe 3
Dixie Solly 2


Shaun McGruddy 3
Ben Kennedy 3
Mitch Pateman 3
Jason Whiting 2
Brad Parnham 2


Tayla Stone 2
Lucy Warwick 2
Sarah Bonner 2
Jordan Turner 2
Randy Tan 2


Qingdao 2
Potent Secret 2
Catlantic 1
Mystic Dust 1
Sassenach 1

RWWA; Julio Santarelli