Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Butler's Form Onboard Continues with Five Placings from Six Starts

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Butler's Form Onboard Continues with Five Placings from Six Starts

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Byline: Matti Brooks matthew.brooks@capnews.com.au

ASHLEY Butler's form in the saddle continued on Saturday, the Mackay-born jockey posting an impressive five placings from six starts.

And it started early for Butler, riding Sayrothy to victory in race 1 and then book ending the penultimate race meeting at Callaghan Park for 2015 with wins on Cool Drafts in race 6 and Cheering in the last, race 7.

But Butler couldn't take out the feature race 3, the Class 6 Plate, which went to good friend and rival, Adrian Coome on board Court Clown.

It was Adrian's first winner since returning to the track recently, after recovering from injury sustained in a fall during the Rocky Cup.

But Butler wasn't far off the pace, finishing second in the feature on Fast Focus.

He also placed second in race 2 on Feelin' The Heat to make it a memorable Saturday for the leader of the 2015/16 jockey's premiership.

Butler is now well clear of the field in the premiership with 18 wins, 10 seconds and nine thirds from 55 starts. …

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