Jockeys Jamie Mott and Craig Robertson had big days at Warracknabeal on Monday with winning trebles.
Mott opened his account early, claiming the first race on the Troy Corstens-trained Bel Attrait ($8) and followed up in the third, with an aggressive ride on the Bill and Symon Wilde-trained Danzadoozie ($2.80 equal favourite). He completed his treble on another Wilde runner, the $3.60 equal favourite Cool Dude Harry.
Robertson steered the Michaela Crompton-trained There Are No Rules ($12) home in the fourth race of the day and the veteran made it a running double on Red Hot Shot ($4) for Brendan McCarthy in the Maiden Plate. He completed his treble on Red Five ($9) for Rod Symonds.
Mott last week received his ticket to ride over jumps after completing the 10 mandatory trials. He plans to mix flat and jumps riding throughout the winter and will be able to claim three kilograms over jumps.
Mott has more than 600 wins and, with 65 winners this season, sits 10th on the Victorian premiership.
Meanwhile, Casey Bruce collected her first city winner on her way to 200career wins at Sandown on Sunday. Bruce punched home the John Symons and Sheila Laxon-trained Denoninator ($5) in the TMP Printing Plate (1600 metres).
“I’m pretty happy about that,” Bruce said. “I didn’t think it was a milestone I’d ever get, I kind of gave up on it, but I think it’s when you give up on it that dreams do come true.”
And the comeback of Jamie Bayliss was completed when the 44-year-old, who has spent the past 20 years away from the saddle, collected a winner at Cranbourne on Saturday.
Bayliss, the father of top apprentices Jake,19, and Regan, 17, partnered four-year-old Marlais to win the tab.com.au Handicap (1400m).