Jockey Kyra Yuill scores cup day double, Roy Rogers extends trainers’ title lead

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Kyra Yuill returns to scale after winning theVale Eleanor Parsons Handicap (1100m) aboard the Alan McNamara Jr-trained Senso.
Camera IconKyra Yuill returns to scale after winning theVale Eleanor Parsons Handicap (1100m) aboard the Alan McNamara Jr-trained Senso. Credit: Laurie Benson

Jockey Kyra Yuill finished with a winning double at Mt Barker Turf Club on Sunday to continue her impressive season in the Great Southern.

Yuill teamed up with Rebecca Shanks in race two before claiming a special win with Mt Barker trainer Alan McNamara Jr in race six, named after the late Eleanor Parsons.

Senso won his first race in 457 days in the Vale Eleanor Parsons (1100m) after storming down the centre of the track for Yuill and getting his head down on the line to grab Morgs Freeman and win by a nose, with a neck back to the fast-finishing Rebel Yell in third.

Kyra Yuill, second from left, wins the Vale Eleanor Parsons Handicap (1100m) aboard the Alan McNamara Jr-trained Senso.
Camera IconKyra Yuill, second from left, wins the Vale Eleanor Parsons Handicap (1100m) aboard the Alan McNamara Jr-trained Senso. Credit: Laurie Benson

Spirit Of Prophecy finally broke through for Shanks after six minor placings this campaign.

After settling midfield, the four-year-old mare charged down the centre of the track and held off Bayzel on the line.

Kyra Yuill returns on Spirit Of Prophecy.
Camera IconKyra Yuill returns on Spirit Of Prophecy. Credit: Laurie Benson

In-form Albany trainer Roy Rogers extended his lead in the Great Southern Trainers’ Premiership after a winning double with Kendel’s Mee Dad and Catchya Catchya.

Kendel’s Mee Dad won the $27,000 SkyRacing.TV Provincial Championship Series Heat (1300m).

Highfriar, outside, wins a close finish.
Camera IconHighfriar, outside, wins a close finish. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany trainer Gerry Hughes and Jonathon Jachmann also notched wins with consistent galloper Dynamite Bay and Highfriar.

New stable acquisition Montiblu flew down the outside to grab victory in race one for trainer Malcom Byas and apprentice Holly Watson.

Apprentice Jessica Gray was suspended for 10 days after careless riding in race two aboard Nic Around Town.

Apprentice Victoria Corver on Dynamite Bay.
Camera IconApprentice Victoria Corver on Dynamite Bay. Credit: Laurie Benson

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