Jockey Jarrad Noske's stunning form continued when he won yesterday's $110,000 XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup (2200m) on Destroy for his trainer-father, Jeff.
Destroy ploughed through driving rain at Bunbury to continue Noske's hot start to 2013.
The former outstanding apprentice won the Perth Cup on Talent Show on New Year's Day and scored a feature double at Ascot last month with Camporella in the Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic and Express Service in the MM Perth 3YO Trophy.
Noske had struggled with injuries and suspensions after a hot start to his apprenticeship, but is now making a name for himself as a top rider in feature races.
Jeff Noske achieved the rare feat of winning the Bunbury Cup as a trainer 11 years after riding Exit Lane to victory.
Destroy ($9) ran on from eighth on the turn to gun down Reprisal ($8) by three-quarters of a length.
Dreamaway ($5) finished well to claim third.
Miss Tipsy Topsy, the $4 favourite, faded to finish 10th after she was trapped three-wide throughout for Jason Whiting.
Destroy finished a luckless fourth behind Black Tycoon at Ascot on March 2, but was not overlooked by punters, who backed him from $31 to $10 in Player's pre-post market. The four-year-old had one of the lowest ratings of the race at 70 and will cop a big penalty for the win.
The $85,000 Pinjarra Cup (2300m) on Sunday week is the next target for Destroy, who could also be aimed at the Perth Cup (2400m).
"We planned this race for this horse about 12 months ago," Jeff Noske said. "If anyone's been following this horse, his record should be something like six or seven wins up until today because he's been unlucky a couple of times.
"He had a few problems last year but he's done the job. A couple of years ago he did a tendon and was off for six months and four starts ago we had to scratch him because he got a spider bite."
Noske copped two fines of $500 for celebrating before the winning post and for excessive whip use.It capped a big day for the Noske family after Jarrad's apprentice sister, Jerry, won the race before the cup on Rivimac.
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