Without Anna Jordsjo and the McEvoy stable, it might have been all about Todd Pannell at Murray Bridge on Saturday.
Pannell booted home four winners – the first two and the last two – to all but wrap up the 2019/20 metropolitan jockeys premiership, sitting eight wins clear of nearest rival Jason Holder.
However, apprentice Jordsjo chipped in with a running double of her own, including Swankytoff, who won his third straight race in just 14 days.
Jordsjo has been aboard all three wins, but last Saturday’s convincing 1.75-length triumph over the 2500m journey was perhaps Swankytoff’s most impressive.
On a day of multiple wins, Tony and Calvin McEvoy landed a training treble, while Barend Vorster rode two of the stable’s three winners.
But overall it was Pannell’s day. His early double of Mayameen and Hasta La Fiorente was followed late in the day with victories on Elusive Nature and Toff Love – the latter at big odds. His ride on Sue Murphy’s Hasta La Fiorente may have been the pick of the bunch, but all were heady steers.
Jordsjo landed the roughest winner of the day when she guided Heather Lehmann’s Beermint to a narrow victory in race four (1000m).
The McEvoy stable’s DiMaggio posted arguably the most impressive win of the day, making up for an unlucky run the previous start by winning the benchmark 66 event over 1000m with some authority.
Favourite Appalachian endured more bad luck in race four, while another ‘A’, Aiguilette, was also a bit stiff in race seven over 1200m.