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Australian Jockey Record in Pike's Sights
Jockey William Pike is poised to eclipse his own formidable Australian riding record after reigning supreme at Belmont on Saturday where his 5 winners on the card included undefeated Chantrea – now six from six. Although Chantrea got down to as short as $1.55 and had to work hard to claim the Listed Belmont Classic, the remaining quartet were all at reasonable – for Pike – odds: $3.60, $2.35, $3.00 and $2.60. Sunday at Kalgoorlie didn't prove anywhere as successful for either Pike or his followers, however another winner took his seasonal winning mark to 227, leaving him seven adrift of equalling his 234 benchmark established last season, with another seven race meetings to go in WA before stumps are drawn.