By Phillip O'Brien
Apprentice Chris Williams has taken out heat 3 of the Rising Star Series at Warwick Farm on Wednesday by securing winning honours with the talented Ulysses for trainers Richard & Michael Freedman.
Williams tracked the leaders then had the $3.30 favourite Ulysses ready to pounce and draw clear for an easy win.
Strawb ($3.70) finished well for second with Jean Van Overmeire riding, while Stacey Metcalfe came in third on roughie Sanctioned ($51).
Louise Day finished fourth in the heat on Turnstyle ($5) with the one point she received pushing her into the outright lead for the Series.
Day now boasts 9 points at the top of the points ladder, ahead of Madison Waters and Chris Williams who share 7 points apiece in second spot.
Heat 4 will be run at Orange next Monday (14th December).
Check out the Rising Star Series page with the latest point score, honour roll, conditions, etc.