VICTORIAN reinsman Jason Lee made a successful hit-and-run raid across the border last night.
Heading to South Australia for the Mount Gambier Cup program, Lee ventured home with four winners.
“I felt I had a good book of drives, so to get four winners is pretty pleasing,” Lee said. “It made for a good night and certainly worth the trip.”
Lee kick-started his stellar evening by capturing the opening event with All Perfection, which is trained by his cousin, Matthew Craven.
After working to the lead from barrier five, All Perfection was never seriously challenged as she cruised to a soft 15-and-a-half metre win from Turing Express, with Caesars Astrum three metres away third.
“After she got to the front she did it very easily,” Lee said.
Missing an early double when second with El Paco, Lee was back in the winners’ circle after combining with Craven again.
Partnering Novas Delight, Lee found the lead again before the son of Bettors Delight scored from Samara Cash and Keayang Trumpet.
“Novas Delight had everything his own way and was never going to be run down after that,” Lee said.
Lee combined with Craven once again to secure the main event – Gold Cup – with Kimani, which emulated his stablemates by working to lead before completing an effortless 17-and-a-half metre win from Okelerho Lad, with Emain Macha three metres away third.
Rating 2:01.8 over 2580 metres, Kimani successfully defended the Cup title he secured last season.
“He did well to win last year’s Cup and was just as good this time,” Lee said. “He seems to really enjoy Mount Gambier as he’s had six starts here for four wins and two seconds.”
Lee rounded out his quartet by piloting Keayang Starzzz to glory in the UBet Cup for his trainer-mother, Marg.
Also leading throughout, the son of Four Starzzz Shark accounted for Our Jericho and Just Wantano in 1:59.9 over 2190 metres.