By Phillip O'Brien
In-form apprentice Qin Yong has taken the lead in the 2019/20 Rising Star Series after winning heat 8 on Song One ($19) at Wellington on Monday.
Yong boasts 22 competition points and is ahead of Samantha Clenton (15 points), with Mikayla Weir and Yvette Lewis equal third with 15 points.
Heat 9 will be run at Orange on Monday, 30 December 2019.
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