Gun jockey Lucy Warwick has shot to an early lead after the opening round of the 2015 Touchstone Farm Rising Star Series.

Warwick combined with her trainer father’s speedster Hot Goods who stretched her unbeaten sequence to five at Belmont.

Warwick completed a successful weekend at Northam when Saker and Joyful Hope completed contrasting wins.

Saker flooded home from last while Joyful Hope controlled the tempo in the Gannons Ladies Day Cup (1300m).

Jake Casey and Mollie Clark, who share second position, trail Warwick by five points.

Casey booted home Street Bandit at Belmont on Saturday and Western Gunna for his trainer father, Sean, at Leonora a day later.

Leonora also proved a happy hunting ground for fledgling apprentice, Mollie Clark, who commenced riding in June.

Clark celebrated her maiden double after Tumbleweed Tango won by 5 ¼ lengths and Ninu Yarada scored by a neck.

Each apprentice who rides a minimum of one race at any of the nominated meetings will receive points according to their claim at that respective meeting, irrespective of the number of rides taken.

4kg claim= 4 points

3kg claim= 3 points

2kg claim= 2 points

1.5kg claim= 1 point.

Further points are then awarded for wins and placings:

Win= 7 points

2nd= 2 points

3rd= 1 point


Warwick 23
Casey 18
Clark 18
Bowtell 09
Turner 08
Tan 08
Stent 05
Bonner 04
O’Donnell 03
Fitzgerald 03
J/Porter 02

RWWA: Julio Santarelli