Racing: Pepper Mill's Stakes

Victory aboard Pepper Mill at Riccarton completed jockeys' premiership leader Lisa Allpress' successful southern venture yesterday.

The Wanganui-based rider had earlier taken winning tricks with Irish Call, Cantina and Batman and was she was also runner-up on Montrachet and Parisdotcon, beaten both times in photo finishes.

Pepper Mill has fashioned a tidy record for Ashburton trainer Jan Hay, who has no plans for the genuine five-year-old in the wake of his success in the Listed Speights Mid Ale Great Easter Stakes.

"I hadn't thought much beyond today - I don't think there's too much to be worrying about, there isn't a lot coming up anyway," she said. "I might just back off him for a while now."

Pepper Mill was given a sweet run in fourth spot by Allpress and the Patapan gelding, who had the luxury of carrying the minimum 53kg, forged clear in the straight for his fifth win in 11 appearances.

"The weight was a great assist and it's always nice to have such a good rider," Hay said.

The Kevin Myers-prepared runner-up Overtheriver had to give the winner six kilos while Seize The Moment was third for trainer Stephen Marsh.

- Herald on Sunday

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