Mallyon lands four winners at Tumut

Jordan Mallyon rides Little Wand to victory at Tumut on Saturday.

Jordy Mallyon couldn’t be stopped at Tumut Turf Club on Saturday, with the in-form hoop landing four winners on the five-race-program. 

Mallyon won the first three races on the program, kicking off proceedings when guiding the Neil Osbourne-trained, Gold Gasselle, to victory in the 1000m Maiden Plate. 

After getting into an early battle with the locally trained, Ilovebangkok, the Canberra galloper proved too strong for his rival, while Super View finished third. 

Mallyon than won on the well-supported, Little Wand, in the 1200m Maiden Plate, with the four-year-old boulting in for an easy win for Canberra trainer, Luke Pepper.

In arguably the most popular of his four winners, Mallyon jumped aboard local favourite, Foxlike for Kerry Weir, riding him quietly at the back of the field as Quideem and Lennox Road did battle at the front in the 1200m Benchmark 58 Handicap.

At the right time, Mallyon unleashed the eight-year-old, with the pair flashing down the outside to win in a photo finish from Gwennybegg, while My Cousin Steve finished third. 

In the final race of the day, Mallyon again teamed up with local trainer, Kerry Weir, and won the 1600m Class Two Handicap aboard Wicked Redoute’s.

The maiden runner started the $6.50 outsider but never looked like getting beat, capping off a great day for Mallyon.

The in-form hoop knew he had a good book of rides at Tumut, but he believed luck was on his side.

“It’s Tumut. I thought I had a couple of nice rides, but you need a lot of luck at these places,” Mallyon said.

“The track can play a bit funny, and barriers can make a bit of a difference, but today (Saturday), we had a lot of luck and things fell our way.”

Mallyon rode a double for local trainer, Kerry Weir, and he praised the Tumut conditioner, who managed to prepare three winners and a second placing on the program.

“He is a great bloke, and his horses are always turned out well and him and Megan (Creed) do a great job and I love riding for him,” Mallyon said.

“It’s nice that he came here today and got three and I was lucky enough to be on two of them.”

Mallyon has ridden 19 winners to start the season, and he explained that he was loving his time in the Southern Districts and South East.

“It’s been really good. This has probably been my best start to a season so far,” Mallyon said.

“I’m working really hard, travelling everywhere and doing plenty of trackwork and it’s paying off, so I’m happy to keep doing it.”

Mallyon, who is riding Al Mah Haha in today’s Goulburn Cup, also has a good book of rides at Corowa tomorrow and Canberra on Tuesday.