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Vorster's five-for highlights massive weekend

Barend Vorster had a day out at Murray Bridge on Saturday bagging five winners on the nine-race card.

The old firm was back dominating at Murray Bridge with Vorster combining with leading trainers Tony and Calvin McEvoy for four of his five winners.

Water Into Wine kicked off their day winning well on debut before former talented three-year-old Resurge regained winning form.

A win aboard $31 outsider Charlton for Brenton Jones was wedged between the McEvoy quartet with Night Passage justifying favouritism to score before Desired recorded a dominant win in the final race on the card.

“When you’re in the zone, you’ve just got to ride it,’’ Vorster said.

Vorster said Desired might have turned the corner after overcoming the inside gate and racing away to score by more than two lengths.

“She travelled up nicely, she’s been a bit frustrating mentally she hasn’t been wanting to put things away,’’ Vorster said.

“But I’m happy for connections to see her back there in the winner’s circle,’’ he said.

More than 830 kilometres away Felicity Atkinson claimed the Ceduna Cup aboard Choncape. The apprentice rider landed a double to share riding honours with veteran David Tootell.

Dom Tourneur returned from a hit and run Melbourne mission on Saturday to claim two winners at Strathalbyn on Sunday in combination with Morphettville trainer Peter Blanch.

The pair won the book ends of the meeting, Boolcunda King breaking his maiden status in the opening race before Aussie Sojourn broke through beating Modric in the last race on the card. Tourneur shared riding honours with Jason Holder.

And at Penola last Thursday Jarrod Lynch enjoyed a great start to his training career when Miss Harmonium was successful with Sophie Logan in the saddle at her first meeting back from a break.

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