IN-FORM jockey Jack Hill rode a double at Hamilton last Friday, keeping up a recent hot streak of good form.
The former Stawell based jockey booted home the well-supported Ciaron Maher trained gelding Vandermeer ($8) in the Axis Cleaning Maiden Plate, before landing Gun And Power ($6) a narrow winner in the final race, the Trotters Coaches 0-58 Handicap over 2200m.
Gun And Power is trained at Ballarat by Jim Mason.
The double completed five winners in three days for Hill, including a double at Warrnambool the previous Tuesday as well as a city win on The Bowler at Sandown on Wednesday.
Earlier in February he also won the Tasmanian Derby on the Tony Vasil trained Liberty Leader, making it a very good month for the talented rider.
As mentioned, his first winner Vandermeer was the medium of very good pre-race support, firming from as much as $17 overnight into his starting price of $8.
Full story in The Spectator on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.