LEADING Sydney apprentice Jenny Duggan is making a habit of providing young trainers with their first winners and she did it again at Mowbray last night.
Duggan's first ride in Tasmania was on Aventador in the Domain 3YO Maiden and she landed the money for 22-year-old Longford trainer Dylan Clark.
It was Clark's first win and only his second runner.
At Kembla Grange last Saturday, Duggan gave trainer Michael Costa his first winner when she scored on 20-1 outsider Ultimate Gaze.
Aventador raced on the pace all the way and held on to beat the favourite Arctic Blitz who had to come from last.
Clark, originally from Penguin, divides his time between working as a farrier, breaking in horses for trainer George Blacker and preparing his own team of four.
He leases stables from former trainer Nancy Stubbs.
SIGGY Carr gave Tasmania a win in the first of two races restricted to apprentice jockeys _ and showed why she is a rising star.
Carr produced a gem of a ride on Devon Lass to upstage five interstate rivals in the Benchmark 68 Handicap, then survived a protest from Jenny Duggan who rode fourth placegetter Revenging.
Carr, who only started riding at the end of October, has already ridden more than 20 winners and reduced her claim to two kilograms.
Devon Lass is trained at Spreyton by Leon Wells and raced by the Devonport Racing Club No.th1 syndicate managed by Barry Milton.
VICTORIAN-BASED apprentice Erhan Kacmaz, who does most of his riding in Tasmania, won the second apprentices' invitation race on Vision Of Beauty.
But he wasn't officially representing either state.
Only the six invited riders were competing for points in the national competition.
Siggy Carr was Tasmania's representative and she finished third on Zeybek.
Kacmaz gave Vision Of Beauty a perfect run just off the pace and the mare quickly ran past Zeybek turning for home and shot away with a winning break.
Trainer Jenny James said that Kacmaz had followed instructions to the letter.
``He did exactly as he was asked _ jumped well (from barrier one), settled in the first four and produced her at the right time,'' James said.
Vision Of Beauty has won only two races but is bred to advance further through the grades.
``Her second dam was Research who won the VRC Oaks,'' James said.
``We'll give her a week off now and bring her back for a couple of suitable races that are coming up.
``Hopefully, she can win a few more yet.''
WELL-BRED mare Honey Four Us, bred by the late Darrel Baldock, broke through at her fourth start in the Country Cars Maiden.
Kelvin Sanderson, back in the saddle after a month on the sidelines with a leg injury, led all the way on the Steve Davis-trained four-year-old.
However Davis said that wasn't the plan.
``Kelvin wanted to take a sit on her but she raced a bit keenly with the winkers on first time so he let her go,'' Davis said.
``She is still a bit wayward and hard to handle and we've got to teach her how to race.
``I think after a break, she will come back a better mare as a five-year-old.''