Newcastle apprentice Shayleigh Ingelse rode her sixth winner when she piloted the in-form Poseidon Ruler to victory in the Australian Bloodstock Benchmark 66 Handicap (1350m) at the Newcastle Jockey Clubs Beaumont track meeting on Tuesday.
Trained at Newcastle by John Bannister, Poseidon Ruler was given a gun ride by the promising apprentice who rode the gelding patiently back in the field and he unwound a powerful finishing burst to gather in the runaway leader Chestnut Scaffa and win by more than a length.
Poseidon Ruler is in career best form as he bolted in at Muswellbrook at his previous start and was placed at Dubbo and Taree this preparation. Ingelse has ridden the four year old in his last four starts.
Tasmanian born Inglese headed to Victoria to commence her career in racing however she was not indentured. Kris Lees agreed to give the young lady a start and she had her first ride at Wauchope on Boxing Day last year. She has now had 41 rides and on Tuesday Ingelse only had two mounts and was unlucky to go down by .3 of a length in the opening event aboard Bahahaa.
Another locally trained winner was the Jason Deamer trained Decadent Tale in The Prince Of Merewether Maiden Handicap (1150m). With Christian Reith indisposed, Blake Spriggs was aboard the mare which had been placed in her previous five starts. Spriggs took the 4 year old straight to the front and she won by more than two lengths.
Paul Perry’s Jutland won his second race when finished fast to run down the speedy First Peoples in the final event the Horsepower Class 1 Handicap (1350m). The Son of Dundeel travelled near the tail of the field but was too strong late. It was the second leg of a winning double for Grant Buckley who was successful earlier on Velvet Lady in the Hunter Valley Premium Meats Class 1 and Maiden Pate (2100m).
Andrew Gibbons and the talented Wyong filly Audette maintained their unbeaten association when the 3 year old blitzed her opposition in the Hellbent @ Yarraman Park Class 1 Handicap (1150m).