Veteran jockey Jeff Lloyd has brought up his 50th city winner for the season on Follow Suit .
Dour stayer Follow Suit maintained his unbeaten record at 2200m and gave jockey Jeff Lloyd his 50th metropolitan winner for the season with a strong win at Doomben.
Follow Suit ($3.70) made it four wins from four starts at 2200m when he held out stablemate Vaucluse Bay ($6.50) by a neck with 1-1/4 lengths to Zip A Dee Doh Dah ($7) in the Tropical Fresh Handicap.
The race was another quinella for premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller who has dominated Queensland staying races since setting up a Gold Coast stable 18 months ago.
Waller’s Queensland manager Paul Shailer said the trainer had worked out the right formula to win staying races in Queensland.
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“It is no secret our stayers are a bit better than the Queenslanders. Chris knows the right horse to send here and they are always fit and well,” he said.
It was the fourth season in a row that Lloyd has ridden 50 winners or more in the metropolitan premiership in Queensland.
He has ridden 579 overall winners since coming back from a stroke in 2014.
“Having someone like Jeff riding trackwork and in races for you is a big start,” Shailer said.