Apprentice Jake Duffy completed his first metropolitan double aboard Club Command who was one of four winners for dominant trainer Peter Moody on his home track at Caulfield.
Duffy, who started off with Vin Nolen at Benalla and is on loan to the powerful Moody stable, was left with just three mounts after three others were scratched on Saturday morning.
He led on Zamorar ($1.90 fav) for a bob-of-the-head win in the Seppelt Wines Hcp (1100m) for Seymour trainer David Bourne and later led all the way on the Moody-trained Club Command ($3.50 fav) in the Catanach’s Jewellers Hcp (1400m).
“I probably haven’t made the best of a few opportunities I’ve had but I came here with a couple of nice rides and it was good to make the most of them,” said the self effacing Duffy.“I thought I had another couple of nice rides too but they were scratched.”
“Pete (Moody) has stood by me and I’ve had a couple of good months there so far and I’m looking forward to the future.”
Moody had five runners at the meeting in four races and four different riders were successful for him on the day while Brambles won the Grand Prix Stakes in Brisbane.
Linda Meech (Clinton Affair), Noel Callow (Shihabi) and Chris Symons (Cosmic Causeway) were the other winning jockeys for the stable.
Moody already has his third successive Melbourne trainers’ premiership wrapped up with 74 wins, 29 ahead of nearest rival Mick Price.
With leading apprentice Katelyn Mallyon on the sidelines for an expected six months through injuries sustained in a fall at Flemington last Saturday, Duffy will be in more demand over the winter months with his 3kg allowance.
Mallyon leads the premiership with 22 wins ahead of Duffy (11) and Damian Lane (10) with just over two months of the season remaining.The Victorian Jockeys Association said Mallyon had made great progress since Wednesday and was well ahead of where she was expected to be in her recovery.
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