Pinjarra trainer Graeme Ayres is walking on air after double win with Red Inferno and Miss Quoted at Narrogin

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Jade McNaught wins aboard the Graeme Ayres-trained Red Inferno in race four.
Camera IconJade McNaught wins aboard the Graeme Ayres-trained Red Inferno in race four. Credit: Taj Stubber

Pinjarra trainer Graeme Ayres scored a winning double on the nine-race program at the opening thoroughbred race meeting in Narrogin on Sunday.

The meeting was scheduled to be held at Mt Barker but it was transferred to Narrogin because of heavy rain.

Ayres took three runners to Narrogin and enjoyed a successful day with two winners and a second placing.

Red Inferno claimed race four in impressive fashion before Miss Quoted gave Ayres the second leg of a winning double.

Jade McNaught with the Graeme Ayres-trained Red Inferno after winning the Thank You To Our Volunteers Handicap (1100m).
Camera IconJade McNaught with the Graeme Ayres-trained Red Inferno after winning the Thank You To Our Volunteers Handicap (1100m). Credit: Taj Stubber

Promising four-year-old Red Inferno sat just behind the leaders on the rail before pushing its way clear at the top of the straight and charging to the lead to win by 1.3 lengths over Ambergate Rose.

However, there was a protest after the race with Ambergate Rose’s Troy Turner alleging interference at the top of the straight but it was dismissed with Red Inferno holding onto the win for Jade McNaught.

Miss Quoted notched her second win in 39 career starts after producing a powerful turn of foot.

Apprentice Jett Stanley wins the Great Southern Waste Cash For Cans Handicap (1720m) aboard Talented Escape, trained by Holly Taylor.
Camera IconApprentice Jett Stanley wins the Great Southern Waste Cash For Cans Handicap (1720m) aboard Talented Escape, trained by Holly Taylor. Credit: Taj Stubber

After settling midfield on the rail, Mitchell Pateman angled off the leaders’ heels and stormed to the front before holding on to win by 0.9 lengths.

The Steve Wolfe-trained Lacevinsky notched its third victory from 26 career starts after scoring by just over a length in race seven for jockey Peter Knuckey.

After sitting just off leader and stablemate Sir Snugalot, Lacevinsky levelled up at the top of the straight and surged clear before holding Pasajero at bay in the final 200m to win by 1.1 lengths.

Peter Knuckey wins the Become A Member and Save Each Meet Handicap (1100m) aboard the Steve Wolfe trained Lacevinsky.
Camera IconPeter Knuckey wins the Become A Member and Save Each Meet Handicap (1100m) aboard the Steve Wolfe trained Lacevinsky. Credit: Taj Stubber

Talented Escape won race five on the program after a terrific ride from apprentice Jett Stanley to notch back-to-back victories for trainer Holly Taylor.

After sitting behind the leaders on the rails, Stanley flew up the inside and shot clear to win by a length.

The Hawkeye justified favouritism in the opening race to break maiden status at start 10 for trainer Gary Crispin and Jason Whiting.

The Gary Crispin-trained The Hawkeye wins the opening race with Jason Whiting aboard.
Camera IconThe Gary Crispin-trained The Hawkeye wins the opening race with Jason Whiting aboard. Credit: Taj Stubber

The gelding settled at the rear before storming down the outside to win by half a length.

Three-year-old Hilton claimed victory on debut in race two for Darren McAuliffe and jockey Chloe Azzopardi.

Norich won race three for trainer Brian Rogers and Chris Graham, The Nikki Davies-Tampering Falls saluted in race seven for Clint Johnston-Porter and Type Won prevailed in the final event for Kieran McDonagh and apprentice Keshaw Dhuran.

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