Victories in three of the first five races at his home track on Friday reaffirmed Kody Nestor's status as the top trainer in the region and moved him closer to 50 wins for the season.
Nestor enjoyed another stellar day out at Dubbo Turf Club on Friday, with the exciting Ostracised, Super Chance, and Lonely Power completing an early treble.
The hat-trick moved Nestor to 46 wins for the season and firmly entrenched him inside the state's top 20 trainers ahead of the season finishing at the end of this month.
"We we were aiming for 50 and there's a couple of weeks to go so we'll see how we go," Nestor said.
"But we're really starting to ramp up with the better horses now so we should have a good spring."
As well as plenty of wins around Dubbo and the western area, Nestor and his team has targeted a number of rich city events and those type of events could be on the cards for Ostracised after the two-year-old's first win on Friday.
After failing to win in three starts for the Michael, Wayne, and John Hawkes team in Victoria, Ostracised showed his quality when winning a first trial for Nestor by more than 16 lengths on the heavy 10 surface.
That performance had him jump as a $1.75 favourite in Friday's McDonald's Dubbo Maiden Plate (1000m) and even those odds looked generous given the nature of the win.
Jockey Anthony Cavallo barely moved int the saddle in the Ostracised cruised to a near three-length win that points to exciting times ahead.
"He showed in the trial he's got good ability," Nestor said.
"He's the sort of horse we like to get. He's a maiden, he's had limited starts, he's well bred and we can set him for Highways and those sort of things."
That victory was followed 35 minutes later by Super Chance's much-awaited first win.
After five placings in the first seven starts of her career, Super Chance ($3.10 favourite) broke through on Friday when Cavallo overcame a poor start to win the McDonald's Wellington Maiden Handicap (1000m).
"She's been knocking on the door and she's been busting to win a race and she had me a little concerned when she got back and there was a few not handling the track in front of her," Nestor said.
"It was a really good ride because he never panicked and never looked to shove wide. He saved all the ground and edged his way into the clear and she deserved the win.
"It's terrific for the owners. They're great people, the Whittakers, they've been supporters of (retired trainer) Peter (Nestor) and now me since I've taken it on and I'm tickled pink to get another win for them."
Super Chance ran home well to get the job done by almost half-a-a-length from a fast-finishing Brecourt ($9.50) and outsider Electric Feel ($101).
It wasn't long before the Nestor team was celebrating again as Lonely Power ($4.20) followed a shock debut win at Warren with victory in the Dotcom Real Estate Class 1 Handicap (1300m).
Lonely Power made it two-from-two by getting home two-and-a-half lengths ahead of Oakfield Navajo ($3.20 favourite) while Manadria ($7.50) was third.
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