JUSTICE was served as South African jockey Douglas Whyte rode $1 million win home in the Railway Stakes last Saturday .
In front of 14,000 strong crowd, Whyte led all the way on the Lindsey Smith trained Scales of Justice.
The 13-time Hong Kong champion Whyte was a late call up to ride the four-year-old after regular rider Paul Harvey was suspended for careless riding.
Last years’ winner Good Project also performed well to come in second while Perfect Reflection was third.
The first of three races in the TABtouch Masters, the competition included Perth’s Damien Oliver and the WA premiership titleholder William Pike who both rode winners to lead in the Frank Treen Medallion Count.
Trainers Grant and Alana Williams are ahead in the Albert Jordan Medallion after three of their horses turned in victories .
Perth Racing chief executive Julian Sullivan said double the number of interstate and international gallopers competed in this years’ race compared to last year .
“The TABtouch Masters is putting Perth Racing back on the map,” he said.
Ascot expects “high-class visitors” from Sydney and Melbourne, including the WA owned and Victorian trained Malaguerra and Terravista, for a parochial east versus west showdown at the Winterbottom Stakes this Saturday .
Malaguerra is the favourite to win and will race in the colours of retired Bicton fisherman Bruno Micalizzi, who named the horse after a Sicilian warrior as well as his father’s first fishing boat.
However, sprinter Terravista could prove a challenge with a return to health after feet issues troubled his autumn season.
The TABtouch Masters concludes with the Classic Day on Saturday December 3.
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