Coleambally reinsman Blake Jones enjoyed his best night since returning to harness racing at Wagga on Friday night.
Jones piloted Our Pepperjack and Shifty Shivas to victories as he looks to re-establish himself in the sport.
They were his second and third wins since returning from a two-year disqualification after presenting a horse to race not free of a prohibited substance.
The 27-year-old is hoping the double will spark a few more wins.
“Hopefully they keep on flowing,” Jones said.
Driving Our Pepperjack for girlfriend Ellen Bartley, the pair booked a place in the $26,000 final after winning a Menangle Country Series heat.
Hopefully the wins keep on flowing.- Coleambally reinsman Blake Jones
Jones thought the race panned out well.
“If you get a nice suck along like he did he is always going to finish off and on his day get the win,” Jones said.
“He is pretty honest, no superstar but always thereabouts.”
It was the former New Zealander’s first win since May, but Jones had been pleased with his two previous starts for the stable.
“All three of his runs have been pretty good,” Jones said.
“First start he got back a fair bit in one of those Menangle heats and ran home well for fourth.”
He is expected to have one more run before the final on August 30, most likely at Young’s meeting on Friday.
Jones then led all the way on Shifty Shivas for Alfredtown trainer Jake Stockton.
The gelding was only having his second start for the new stable and was able to dictate terms.
He went on to win the Riverina Security Solutions Football Premiers Cup (2165m) by 2.9 metres.
“Jake was pretty confident when he rang me to drive him and when Hillier’s horse was scratched I was pretty confident,” Jones said.
“He just had to do everything right as if he led he would be pretty hard to get around.”