By Mark Brassel
Jockey Emily Waters, snaring the first win of her career, and Leandro Ribeiro shared the riding spoils at last Saturday's picnic race meeting at Tullibigeal.
Emily Waters opened her account in race 1 by guiding home her father Mont's horse, Miracle Knight ($3.50) to a 1.33 length win over Leviticon ($2.50) ridden by Ricky Blewitt.
She then took out the feature event, the Tullibigeal Picnic Cup (1600m), on nine-year-old Caszar ($3.20) who narrowly defeated the favourite Valadyium ($2).
Waters had ridden in less than a dozen races prior to her Tullibigeal double from her only two rides for the afternoon.
Ribeiro was successful on Watermelon Wine ($3) in race 3 and aboard Linden Tree ($1.35 favourite) in the following event.
Valadyium continues to lead the NSW Picnic Champion Series point score on 30 points having picked up seven points for his second to Caszar. Call Me Trinity (21pts) is running second.
Caszar moves into seventh place on the ladder after receiving 10 points at Tullibigeal.
The next round of the NSW Picnic Champion Series will be held at Tomingley this Saturday.
PICNIC SERIES POINT SCORE
30 – Valadyium
25 – Call Me Trinity
19 – Gossip, Nepenthes
16 - Linden Tree
15 – Equilibrium
14 – Caszar, Get Up Alby
11 - Miracle Knight
10 – Georgian Court, Roman Nero
9 – Broo Boss, Expecta Hero, Jin Chi Phantom, Rogue Runner
8 – Red River Lad, Guiltless, My Shiromi, Penny’s Bonitas, Drummed Out
For all the latest info (including Points Table & Honour Roll) on the Series click here - 2022 NSW Picnic Champion Series