Premier jockey Jeff Lloyd produced another daring ride to continue his 100 per cent record for Port Macquarie trainer Jenny Graham when Backhouse Billy won at Caloundra.
Backhouse Billy ($12) was well back at the 1200m when Lloyd whipped around the field and went to the lead before holding off Houdini The Great ($17) by along neck in the Legrand-App-Electra Cables Handicap (2200m).
It was Lloyd’s fifth metropolitan winner in two meetings after riding four winners at Ipswich on Wednesday.
Stable spokesman Shane Conroy said Backhouse Billy had deserved a win after running minor placings at his past four starts.
“Jenny fiddled around with the gear a bit and we even employed a new nose roll today. He is tough stayer but we might give him a break now before looking for something a bit better,” Conroy said.
Lloyd said it was a strong staying effort from Backhouse Billy who could win more races.
“It is a tough task to lead all the way over 2200 metres around Caloundra but he fought on very well,” Lloyd said.
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