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Jolly good weekend for stable and jockey

Richard and Chantelle Jolly’s late spring success continued on Saturday with a two-state treble.

Alleboom put himself in contention for some nice races during next year’s Adelaide Festival of Racing when he lugged a big weight to score at Morphettville before Skillful Steps returned to winning form.

All Banter completed a massive day, winning later in the afternoon at Moonee Valley with Jamie Kah in the saddle.

The Jolly numbers in Melbourne this spring have been flawless – four runners for four winners. Kemalpasa scored twice, while both Alleboom and All Banter were successful at their respective Melbourne missions.

It wasn’t just the Jollys celebrating, as Caitlin Jones, who works for the stable, landed her first metropolitan treble in successive races.

She was aboard Alleboom before lifting Charossa to a welcome winning return for the Gordon Richards stable, then guiding progressive South East galloper Black Syrah to victory to complete her massive day.

Jones, who has had a lengthy apprenticeship which has been crippled by injury, now only has two wins to go to outride her claim.

“Getting my first metropolitan treble is certainly a highlight of my career so far and another goal I was able to chase down,” Jones tweeted.

The Jolly and Jones show almost overshadowed the brilliant win by One More Jack in the $100,000 Listed City Of Marion Stakes.

The Shane Oxlade-trained sprinter made it four wins from as many starts at Morphettville when he nailed Trip in the shadows of the post to score a deserving feature race victory.

It was the middle leg of a riding treble for Paul Gatt who shared the days riding honours with Jones, winning with Skillful Steps early in the day and Rapid Raiser.

Jones completed a big weekend at Strathalbyn on Sunday, winning the third heat of the Montgomerie/Forrest Apprentice Series aboard Fabulous Flipper for veteran trainer Brian Mueller.

Fellow apprentice Sophie Logan also had a big weekend, winning the Langhorne Creek Vigneron's Cup aboard Masterati for boss Grant Young, just 24 hours after she rode a brilliant front-running race aboard stablemate Beeokay, who scored a dominant 3.8-length win at Morphettville.

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