Jockey Chris Parnham booked for four rides in Albany on Friday fresh of winning his maiden Group 1 title

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Chris Parnham in Michael Lane colours in Albany.
Camera IconChris Parnham in Michael Lane colours in Albany. Credit: Laurie Benson

Fresh from winning his maiden Group 1 title, jockey Chris Parnham will ride in the Great Southern for the first time this season tomorrow.

Parnham saluted aboard Truly Great in Saturday’s $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot to secure his first Group 1 success.

The star hoop will now enter the Great Southern racing scene tomorrow on the seven-race program at Percy Spencer Racecourse, where he has been booked for four rides.

Parnham will retain the ride on Ocean Candy trained by Paige Kenney in the first race after running a close fourth last start at Northam.

The five-year-old mare will jump from barrier two against eight maiden rivals.

In the second race, Parnham will partner with the Roy Rogers-trained Catchya Catchya from barrier eight in the second maiden race on the card.

Catchya Catchya will have her first start for Rogers after previously being trained by Brock Lewthwaite where she was unplaced in two metro runs.

Three-year-old gelding Gallant Ranger will be out to score a second career win for Bunbury trainer Michael Lane in the Albany Stockfeeds Handicap (1450m) with Parnham aboard.

Gallant Ranger broke his maiden status in October and ran fifth last start in Bunbury and will jump from barrier five this week.

Parnham will chase a winning finish to the day on consistent galloper You Am I, also trained by Lane.

You Am I will tackle a strong field in the Albany Allsoils Handicap (1600m).

Mitchell Pateman and Jade McNaught will also ride in the region for the first time this season.

The first race will be at 2.27pm, with the final race at 5.50pm.

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