Apprentice Kyle Maskiell gave himself an early 21st birthday present when he rode four winners at Spreyton on Sunday.
On his best day since returning from a layoff of almost four years, Maskiell teamed up with four different stables to score on Gaius Julius, White Hawk, Street Tough and Is Don Is Good.
The jockey, who returned to the saddle in July after pursuing a career as a professional bull rider, turns 21 on Wednesday.
He could thank his brother Jason for his win on Is Don Is Good who is trained by his auntie Tanya Hanson and grandfather Ken Hanson.
Jason Maskiell rode the horse in Victoria when he was trained by Charlotte Littlefield and recommended him to a family syndicate.
"His previous owners wanted to move him on and Jason thought he had the right rating to slot in well here," Tanya Hanson explained.
"A lot of Victorian horses either have a rating that is so low they can't get a run here or so high they have to take on our better horses."
Maskiell gave Is Don Is Good a dream run just off the pace in the Benchmark 60 Handicap (1350m) and he ran home strongly to score by almost three lengths at his second Tasmanian start.
Getting four winners will really give him a confidence boostTrainer Tanya Hanson
"Kyle said he can't wait to get him up to 1600m so I'll look for a longer race next time but I wouldn't hesitate to run him over 1350m again if I have to," Hanson said.
"He's a happy horse and he's racing well."
Maskiell has been happy with how his comeback has progressed but recently expressed a little frustration that his seconds were outnumbering his wins.
"Getting four winners will really give him a confidence boost," Hanson said.
WINNERS CAME FROM FRONT AND BACK
Maskiell's first winner, Gaius Julius, finished strongly from well back in the field to win the Maiden Plate (1650m) at his ninth start since joining the Siggy Carr stable from Canberra.
The jockey then sooled White Hawk to the front from a wide barrier in the Benchmark 74 Handicap (1880m) and the Angela Brakey-trained gelding outstayed his rivals for a comfortable win.
It was a different story on Street Tough in the shorter Benchmark 74 over 1150m when Maskiell was content to sit back in fifth place in a field of seven before letting the Scott Brunton-trained gelding loose in the home straight.
The $2.70 favourite powered home to score by a half length from Kwai with former Kiwi galloper Raghu holding on well to be 1-3/4 lengths away third at his Tasmanian debut.
BRENNAN RYAN'S MOWBRAY PREVIEW
Penguin trainer Butch Deverell believes Rachael is right in contention for Monday night's Steve King Ladies Bracelet final at Mowbray after a confidence-boosting win in her heat.
Rachael led all the way last week to get home at long odds over Amy Cora in a similar time to that recorded by Hooked On Brenda in the other heat.
Deverell was pleased with Rachael's return to winning form.
"She is a different dog when she can lead - box draws haven't helped," he said.
"Her confidence was off but, now that's turned around, it shows in her form.
"The final will be a leader's race and Rachael is capable (of leading).
"You have to be in it to win it and, with her improved confidence levels, I couldn't be happier with her."
Rachael is a daughter of Barcia Bale and Flying Roswell and has notched up seven wins in 30 starts.
She is the result of a rather big expenditure by Scottsdale breeder Karlene Cuthbertson who purchased the American-bred Flying Roswell from overseas for breeding.
The investment is starting to slowly show good results from her first mating.
Inner Circle (five wins) and She's Cuban (four wins) are the other standouts from the litter.
Hooked On Brenda made it three wins from just four starts over the 515m trip in her heat.
The Ted Medhurst-prepared chaser delivered a similar result to Rachael, jumping straight to the front and leading all the way to score by a length.