By Phillip O'Brien
Tom Sherry scored his first Rising Star Series win for the season after taking out Heat 15 at Wyong on Tuesday (February 15th).
Sherry guided Amortal ($2.70 favourite) to victory for trainer Mark Newnham.
Reece Jones was placed second on First Peoples ($5) with Chris Williams third (Silver City, $4.60).
Despite missing a podium position, Jenny Duggan - boasting 25 competition points - now has a one-point lead from Jackson Searle (24pts).
Goulburn will host the final Heat of the Series this Thursday (February 17th).
The series front-runners, Jenny Duggan, Jackson Searle, Reece Jones and Dylan Gibbons, all remain in contention to be crowned Rising Star Series Champion and all have secured rides in the last Heat.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s Heat, the rider who has accumulated the most points will be declared the Rising Star Series Champion.
Points are awarded for each race on the following basis: First Place - 7 points; Second Place - 5 points; Third Place - 3 points; Fourth Place – 2 points; All other placings - 1 point.
In the case of a dead-heat, the placings' points shall be added together then divided by the number of dead-heaters.
Check out the Rising Star Series page for the latest point score, honour roll, conditions etc.