Perth Cup winning jockey Jarrad Noske today continued his magnificent run this year when he won the Magic Millions double on Express Service and Camporella at Ascot.
Noske began 2013 on a high riding the diminutive mare Talent Show to a barnstorming win in the $400,000 Perth Cup (2400m) on January 1.
Noske was again at his ultimate best today riding the $5 chance Express Service to a convincing two length win over Saturday Skies ($13 into $9.50) and Sireze ($16 into $12) in the $100,000 Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (1400m).
Trainer Darren McAuliffe announced his big opinion of the Danehill Express gelding when he won over 1650m at Belmont Park last July, when claiming he was a potential contender for the $400,000 WATC Derby (2400m).
Noske came back two races later to guide Camporella ($5.50 to $7) from her wide alley to storm home a narrow win in an exciting climax to the $250,000 Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1100m).
Noske rode Camporella at her all impressive 1 3/4 length first-up win over 1100m on February 6 and was always confident of victory despite the Exceed And Excel filly drawing gate 18 on Tuesday.
The $140,000 Magic Millions Perth sale's graduate showed tremendous courage when she was caught deep through out on jumping from gate 15, before storming home to nail a rocket propelled Vampi Lass ($9.50 into $8), who rattled home after being impeded at the start to fail to land a strong betting move by a long-head.
The heavily backed ($4.40 to $3.40) Petrol Power had crossed from his wide gate (11) to lead the field and fought all the way to the line to finish a head away in third place.
Trainer Dan Morton had three runners in the MM 2YO with Moet Me ($9) and Isola Blu ($14) finishing ninth and 10th.
"I wasn't too disturbed about being wide as there were other good horses out there with us," Morton said. "The jockey was so confident all week.
"When I got the saddle today he said to me; "If she settles under me they won't beat her.
"It gave me a lot more confidence.
"She has been a high class filly since the early days in the stable."
Noske, who rode a treble at Ascot on Wednesday and begins a 22-day suspension at midnight tonight, echoed Morton's thoughts on Camporella.
"The barrier didn't worry me because I knew she was that good," Noske said. "She worked outside them and she still won.
"Petrol Power did come back at me in the last 100m.
"Express Service is a tough horse and it is now on to the WATC Derby for him."
Noske was also happy with Talent Show's first run back, finishing fifth to Trustee Brown under 60kg in the Detonator Stakes (1800m), en route to the $400,000 Adelaide Cup (3200m).
"She finished off the race real good," he said.
The $3.50 MM Classic favourite Princess Hallowell botched the start when she knuckled over, losing 2 1/4 lengths at the start. She rattled home to finish fifth, beaten 4 3/4 lengths.Apprentice Chris Parnham rode his first city win when he led on the ultra-consistent Dueton in the Selangor Turf Club Handicap (1000m).
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