She Rules at Northam
After being narrowly beaten in her past two starts, She Rules All has held on for a well deserved victory at Northam on Thursday.
The mare by Universal Ruler was the early favourite before drifting in the odds before they jumped in race 8.
A bit slower out of the gates than usual, young apprentice Jordan Turner had to bustle her up early to ensure that she found her way to the front to set the pace.
With her early speed she was able to do that quite easily in the end and Turner relaxed on the mare who was looking for her second career victory.
Sitting outside her through the early stages and applying the pressure was last start winner Believe You Can for trainer Paul Jordan.
The pair approached the top of the straight in front, with Durasun attempting to apply pressure from a three-wide position.
Kicking nicely at the top of the straight, She Rules All showed the others that they were going to have to dig deep to get past her.
Turner drew the whip down the straight in the right-hand, before resorting to hands-and-heels and then showing his versatility and maturity by putting the whip in his left-hand.
She held on to win the 1400m (56-58) by a long head.
On Sunday at Kalgoorlie, Planet Black won his first race and was also ridden by Jordan Turner. On lease with trainer David Smith, it was an impressive win by the gelding by Planet Five, winning by 1 ½ lengths.