He was booked to ride Raay Of Dreams in the Mount Franklin Handicap (1200m) when her regular jockey Jim Byrne was injured last week and missed the meeting.
“I reckon I might have been the undoing of Raay Of Dreams at the Sunshine Coast because I was able to hold my ground on Alligator Blood and put her in a worse position,” he said.
“I was able to get a nice trail behind the tearaway leader today and she was very strong at the finish.”
Raay Of Dreams is likely to continue campaigning in Brisbane with a 1300m race at Eagle Farm in a fortnight an option.
She cost $50,000 at the Inglis Classic Sales last year and has already returned $55,700.