Journeyman jockey Dean Holland said the move by Tony and Calvin McEvoy to open stables at Ballarat would open the door for more opportunities for him.
The McEvoy’s rewarded Holland with the opportunity on Classic Weiwei and he didn’t let them down winning the Jodie Burgess Handicap (2380 metres) on the $31 outsider.
It was Holland’s first city winner for the season at only his 14th ride in the metropolitan area.
“I have to thank Tony and Calvin and the team for giving me an opportunity,” Holland said.
“I’ve done a little bit of work for them lately and they’ve rewarded me with a couple of rides so it was great to get a win for them,” Holland said.