Kody Nestor finished as the top jockey at Dubbo’s Gold Cup meeting on Tuesday, finishing with a winning treble.
The Dubbo jockey won two of the day’s first four races before saluting in the penultimate event of the meeting.
Nestor combined well with Brett Cavanough, with two of his winners coming for the Albury trainer, while the duo also scored two seconds and a third on the day.
In fact there was only one race on the card in which Nestor didn’t place in.
Nestor’s day began perfectly when he rode raging favourite Lunar Duchess ($1.70) to victory in the Fashions On The Field Maiden Plate (1000m).
After sitting on the rail for much of that victory, Nestor discovered it wasn’t the most ideal place to be and his next victory, onboard the Peter Stanley trained Flying By ($3.80 equal favourite) was ridden much closer to the centre of the Heavy 10 track.
Nestor missed out in the $40,000 Flying Handicap (1100m), finishing third with Cavanough’s Corsica Lad ($4.40) while he didn’t have a ride in the $60,000 Dubbo City Toyota Gold Cup feature.
But he again combined with Cavanough to finish the day on a high when storming to an impressive victory with Last Try Wins ($4.40). Nestor was made to work for the victory as he said towards the back of the field for much of the journey before peeling wide and changing his course at the top of the straight.
The hat-trick followed on from a treble at Carinda late last month while Nestor also won at other Dubbo meetings as well as events at outback Queensland tracks Betoota and Birdsville in recent weeks.