Top jockey Jason Holder’s impressive start to the 2021-22 season continued with a double at Morphettville on Saturday.
Riding at just under 25 per cent runners to winners in the city this season, Holder wore the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas colours to victory on both occasions as Manhatten Times continued his steady progression before Star Status ended a nine-month drought later in the day.
Holder shared riding honours with Kayla Crowther who claimed the last two races on the card with an easy win on the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr-trained Lombardo. Crowther also partnered Point Blaze to a deserving win for dual-licenced Strathalbyn horseman Shayne Cahill.
Claudia Lions claimed a treble at Roxby Downs on Saturday, including victory in the cup on the Karen Byrnes-trained Royal Bower, while in-form apprentice Ben Price took riding honours at Oakbank on Sunday with a double.
Price scored a popular win in the opening race aboard local Sasun for Barry Brook before producing a perfectly timed run aboard French Rock for David Jolly late in the day.
It’s a busy week ahead for racing in SA with the Balaklava Cup on Wednesday, Saturday will see the Wylie Handicap run at Morphettville while Behemoth, Beau Rossa and Dalasan all head to the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke at Caulfield in Melbourne before Mindarie-Halidon hold their Cup meeting on Sunday.