It’s It upset the return of First Among Equals in the Beaufine Stakes (1000m), giving apprentice, Randy Tan the biggest win of his career.
Tan sent It’s It to the front and although the petrol gauge was reading empty close to the line the five-year-old held on for a gritty win.
First Among Equals tried hard to reel in the winner and loomed a winning chance on his inside, but with top weight of 61kg he fell just short.
Lockroy ran a creditable third.
It’s It, who started at $4.90, capped a memorable day for the Malaysian-born Tan who since coming to West Australia has established a reputation as one of the state’s most talented young riders.
Earlier he produced another top ride when he guided Profit Street to victory in the D’Orsogna Handicap (1300m).
Tan said winning his first major race in Perth was a thrill.
“It’s a pretty big achievement,” Tan said.
“I have to thank Sharon (Miller) and the owners for giving me an opportunity.
“The horse goes all right to and likes to be out in front.”
Tan’s double took his season tally to 27 wins and consolidates second spot in the apprentices’ premiership.
William Pike is out on his own in the jockey’s premiership, advancing to 103 wins after combining with Mizlecki.
The fight for second prize remains up for grabs with Jarrad Noske and Brad Parnham failing to add to their tally.
Grant and Alana Williams are four meetings away from claiming their maiden trainers’ premiership.
|Grant & Alana Williams||70|
|Geoff Durrant & Jason Miller||49|