Leading Perth trainer Adam Durrant’s talented four-year-old Supersession made it back-to-back Great Southern sprint victories after saluting in the $100,000 TABtouch Mt Barker Sprint (1300m) on Sunday. It comes a fortnight after the gelding took out the $125,000 Fitzpatrick Plate in Albany steered by champion jockey William Pike. With Pike out of the saddle with injury, an opportunity presented for Clint Johnston-Porter who powered Supersession to victory with a sizzling finish in the home straight at Mt Barker Turf Club to pinch the feature race by half a length over Beau Zoom. The field broke perfectly out of the gates but punters’ choice Supersession ($3.10) settled midfield before making his move on the final corner. Beau Zoom ($6) and Resonator ($3.40) led the field on straightening but with 200m to go, Supersession surged on the outside to beat Beau Zoom for the second straight sprint feature. Albany trainer Steve Wolfe’s fast-finishing Cable Boy ($21) grabbed third ahead of the well-fancied Duchess Of Gossip ($4.80). Durrant’s stable foreman Jordan Rolfe said they were rapt with two major feature race wins. “It’s really, really good,” Rolfe said. “The horse obviously thrives in this environment, handles the trip down here and it’s good to take advantage of the fantastic races that the region is putting on.” The consecutive sprint victories are the biggest of Supersession’s career, having won five of 13 starts. Rolfe paid credit to Johnston-Porter who got the gelding moving at the right time. “I’m just very happy the horse was good enough. “It’s rewarding to know that that hard work everyone is doing at home behind the scenes is working and it’s paying off.” It capped a brilliant day for the Durrant and Johnston-Porter combination, who had a winning treble. The feat was made all the more significant with Durrant only taking three horses to Mt Barker and Johnston-Porter having just three rides on the eight-race card. Johnston-Porter secured back-to-back victories earlier in the day with Russian Sniper taking out the Mt Barker Handicap (1000m) and Clever Combat far too strong in the South Haulage Maiden (1200m). Mt Barker Turf Club has come under fire with concerns over the track’s safety with soft and shifting ground but Rolfe said the surface was in pristine condition. “You trust the club to present it in A1 condition which they have today,” he said. “I think the race has all been fair so the club’s presented it really well.” Rolfe said the stable will assess how Supersession recovers from the race before making a call on when it will next run.