By Leeann Olsen
Wagga-based apprentice Heni Ede celebrated her first Rising Star Series victory by winning the heat on her course on Monday.
Heni, 23, scored on roughie Miss Charlie ($26) with a daring ride, staying close to the fence and grabbing a last-stride win by a head.
Danielle Scott had led most of the way aboard Helcolore ($3.70) but was pipped on the post and had to be content with second, a head in advance of Brock Ryan who steamed home late for third, a head away on Laughing or Crying ($6).
It was Heni's fourth ever race win and she earned seven points in the Rising Star Series to now be on eight points.
Despite not competing on Monday's heat, Qin Yong maintains the series lead with 44 points from Samantha Clenton (25 points) and Yvette Lewis (22pts).
The next heat will be run at Grafton on Monday, 20th April 2020.
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