Bathurst-based apprentice Jamie Gibbons rode his career-first winning double before a big crowd at Cobar on Saturday.
He saluted with Northern Myth in the Buckman Family Memorial Benchmark 50 Handicap (1,200 metres) and Stravali in the 1,200 metres Vinty Delaney Memorial Class 1 Handicap.
Raced by a group from Tottenham and Trundle and trained at Nyngan by Rodney Robb, Northern Myth ($3.40) from near last dashed home along the rails to beat Keepcalmandcarryon (Tiffany Jeffries, $3.70).
Stravali ($3.40) trained at Parkes by George Wright swept to the lead in the straight for a convincing win from See Bling (James Rogers, $3.20).
Meanwhile, Parkes jockey Tiffany Jeffries has now won the $10,000 Cobar Cup (1,700m) three times following a tough win by the Russell Green-trained Victorian Crown in the feature event.
Her previous winners were War Horse and Grimm for Craig Tyack’s stable.