Douglas Whyte proved why he’s rated one of the best jockeys in the world, the South African star producing a ride out of the top drawer aboard Scales Of Justice to land the $1 million Railway Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.
Whyte, who won an unprecedented 13 consecutive Hong Kong jockeys’ titles (from 2000/01 to 2012/13), took the Lindsey Smith-trained four-year-old straight to the front and was never challenged, handing him his second Group 1 in Western Australia, following Moriarty’s success in the 2014 Kingston Town Classic.
“It’s good to get another G1 in Western Australia, I love the place,” Whyte told Sky Channel. “Touch wood, I haven’t come here without a winner. It’s my second G1 here, it’s like home to me now.
“I’ll be back, don’t worry.”
Scales Of Justice ($9) stopped the clock at 1:36.13 for the 1600m, scooting home the final 600m in 0:35.54.
Defending champion Good Project ($9) was second, 2.75L behind the winner, while favourite Perfect Reflection ($4.60) ran third.
“When he came out of the...