|Victorian jockey Brian Park continued his incredible recent form with two winners
in Melbourne over the weekend.
Park rose to cult
status at Morphettville during the Adelaide Cup Carnival when he rode his first Group
winner and then doubled that tally on the same day thanks to wins with Troubles (Yallambee
Classic) and the Carlton Draught Stakes (Firetaine).
But a week later he achieved his greatest thrill in racing
when he piloted the local Zip Zip Aray to victory in the Honda Goodwood Handicap.
Park could hardly explain the present purple patch of
success he has enjoyed in Victoria and South Australia.
"It's certainly been a good time for me," Park
said after winning at Caulfield yesterday. "You can never ride too many winners
Like he did on Troubles in the Group Two Yallambee Classic,
Park scored a winner after a lucky pick up ride at Sandown on Saturday.
Cranbourne based trainer Grant Dalziel didn't have any
second thoughts about engaging Park to ride his galloper Flying Ed after it was known
Peter Mertens was indisposed.
"Why wouldn't you put him (Park) on," Dalziel
asked. "He's the hottest jock around at the moment, that's for sure."
The result of that race is now history and Flying Ed
swooped down the outside of the field to impressively win the Lonsdale Handicap over the
outsider Aggie's Heart.
Park then backed up his winning style at Caulfield
yesterday when he booted home the Greg Eurell trained Darting Princess to win the sixth