HIGHWEIGHT jockey Paul Hamblin has praised Bob Challis after the Kyneton trainer scored a second-consecutive win with Great Alpine Road.
The six-year-old mare made it two-on-the-trot with her 2020m win at Mornington on Tuesday.
It followed success less than a fortnight ago in the Bobby Beare Memorial Handicap at Kyneton.
Challis continues to place his horse well with the mare gaining her fourth win at start number 25.
"I have had a lot of luck for Liz (Irwin) and Bobby (Challis) on jumpers and the flat, especially in these highweight races," Hamblin said.
"They had this horse in somewhere else (Bendigo on Sunday), but they picked the easier race, which is why they are such great trainers.
"They put the horse in the weakest company they can find."
Irwin praised the galloper's consistency, with her strike rate boosted by eight minor placings.
"She tries so hard .... she's not a dry track horse, but she has been in suitable races where she can pick up a minor placing," she said.
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